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9001 Mary Eby, "the first member of the family, was born June 17th, 1840, and is married to John Erb. They reside on a farm two miles south of Berlin, on the north side of the Preston Road. They have two children, namely: Angeline and Sarah. Angeline is married to Abraham Henry Wambold who resides on the old "Isaac Shantz Farm" near Berlin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary C. Eby
 
9002 Mary Elizabeth Eby, "was born August 27th, 1852. She is married to John B. Scholte, a carpenter, and resides at Langdon, North Dakota, U.S. They have a family of six children, of whom two are dead."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Elizabeth Eby
 
9003 Mary Elizabeth, "the eldest daughter of Jonas and Hannah (Fessant) Eby, resides in Kingsville, Ontario, with her widowed mother."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Elizabeth Eby
 
9004 Mary M. Eby, "was born October 8th, 1879. She resides with Enoch Bauman of Woolwich."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary M. Eby
 
9005 Mattie Eby, "fourth daughter of Menno Eby, is married to Daniel Laschinger, of St. Paul, Minnesota, where they now reside. They have had four children: Addie, Lillie, Lulu, and Harry. Lillie died when eighteen months old."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Matilda Eby
 
9006 1851 - Menno Eby is staying with Benjamin Eby. Menno Eby
 
9007 Menno Eby, "the first member of the family, was born February 19th, 1833. He is a book-keeper and resides on Eby Street, Berlin, Ontario. He was married to Elizabeth Sophia Maria Becker in September, 1856, and has a family of eight children, five of whom are still living. Their names are as follows: Eva Magdalena, married to George Erb, has a family of two daughters and resides in Berlin, Ontario, Sophia Maria, died in infancy, Louisa Matilda, resides in Berlin, Alexander, married to Nellie Watson, resides in Berlin, Ilda Isabella, Leander, died young, Menno, died February 20th, 1889, aged 20 years. 8 months, and 15 days (he had been employed in Rochester, New York, but came to Berlin, Ontario to die), and Nellie Grace."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Eby, Menno, Town Treasurer, Assessor, Official Assignee, &c. Mr. Eby was born here, 1833, and his father was the first white child born in the township.2a

2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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In 1880 Menno and his son Menno was living or visiting his daughter Eva in North Branch, Lapeer Co., Michigan. 
Menno Eby
 
9008 Menno Eby, "the second son of Samuel Eby, was born in Berlin, Canada, February 20th, 1819, and was married to Catharine Fisher in September, 1840. After living in Canada about fifteen years, they moved to Preston, Minnesota. They are now living on a beautiful farm one mile west of the village of Jackson, Minnesota, near the Des Moines River. They have had ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Menno Eby
 
9009 Menno Eby, "was born June 14th, 1842. He is a machinist and resides in Detroit, Michigan, and is married to Rachel White. They have one son named Franklin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Menno Eby
 
9010 Menno, died February 20th, 1889, aged 20 years. 8 months, and 15 days (he had been employed in Rochester, New York, but came to Berlin, Ontario to die) Menno Eby
 
9011 Menno M. Eby, "was born July 7th, 1869. He is unmarried and is engaged as clerk with Smyth Bros., Berlin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Menno M. Eby
 
9012 Michael Eby, "the youngest son of Christian Eby (son of old Theodorus), and his wife Elizabeth Mayer, was born December 29th, 1755. To whom he was married and when he died could not be ascertained. He resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and had a family of eight sons, namely...The two youngest were twins. All of this family with the exception of Samuel, moved to Maryland. Their descendants are now very numerous and are to be found in the city of Baltimore and different parts of the states of Maryland and Virginia and some of the Western and South-western states and territories."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Michael Eby
 
9013 EBY, Milton - Passed away, peacefully, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer,surrounded by the family he loved, on Wednesday, December 11, 2002, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Agnes; much loved father of Karen Martin and Linda and herhusband Chuck Kruger of St. Jacobs. He was also a special father-in-law to Darrel Martin of St. Jacobs. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Tonya and Jonathan Martin,Nathan, Daniel and Matthew Kruger. Brother of Lovina and her husband Nelson Weber ofConestogo, Ivan Eby and his wife Irene of Cambridge and Luella Snider of St. Jacobs. He was predeceased by his parents, Menno Eby and Melinda (Gingrich); step-mother,Angeline (Martin) and sisters, Barbara Weber, Almeda Martin and Rebecca Gingerich. Milt'sgreat joys in life were his family, especially his grandchildren, travelling, genealogy and"puttering" in their yard. He was an active member of the First and Stirling Seniors andenjoyed volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and the House of Friendship.He was retired from Case Power Equipment where he had worked for 24 years. Milt'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. Friday (today).The funeral service will be held at First Mennonite Church in Kitchener on Saturday, Dec.14, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Knarr and Rev. Mark Diller_Harder officiating. Interment to follow in First Mennonite Cemetery. Donations to Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or the House of Friendship would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home - 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com Following the service at the cemetery, friends and and a time to visit with the family.The family express heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Stevens, Dr. Ward andthe palliative care team from Care Partners for their kindness and compassion.

The Record, Kitchener, Ontario, Friday, December 13, 2002 
Milton Eby
 
9014 Milton joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Alsask, Saskatchewan on May 26 1916, with 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regiment). Milton Shantz Eby
 
9015 KNUTSON, Miriam (nee Eby) 1930 - 2011 Passed away peacefully at Lanark Heights, Kitchener on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late William Knutson (1999). Cherished mother of Brian and his wife Sharon, Kenton and Kane. Devoted grandma of April, Chrisie and Joshua and very special great-grandma to MacKenzie, Hudson and Bodie. Predeceased by her parents Jacob and Isabella Eby; brothers, Irvin, Nelson, Carl, Herb and Jacob and sisters, Dorothy Baird, Rose Dorscht and Verna Storer. The Knutson family will receive relatives and friends at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday, September 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., Following the interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener there will be a reception at the funeral home's Fireside Reception Room. Condolences for the family and donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Miriam Isobel Colleen Eby
 
9016 Moses Eby, "the only child of Samuel Eby and his wife, Magdalena Erb, was born March 10th, 1799, and died March 8th, 1854. He was married to Barbara Pannebecker who was born May 24th, 1801, and died January 19th, 1842. They had a family of ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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One of the icons of Doon Heritage Crossroads' collection, as an example, is the Moses Eby desk, made in 1817 by the apprentice cabinetmaker Moses Eby, who had emigrated to Waterloo County from Pennsylvania. Its elaborate marquetry, inlay and other construction details attest to the skill and fine workmanship of Eby and many of those early builders who crafted beautiful furniture without benefit of mechanical power.2a

2aLiz Hardin, "A Collecting Plan For Doon Heritage Crossroads, Connecting to the Past Shaping our Future"; report, 2007; Doon Heritage Crossroads. pg 17 
Moses Eby
 
9017 Moses Eby, "the youngest member of the family of George and Barbara (Wenger) Eby, was born December 23rd, 1822. He is married to Mary Miller who was born August 14th, 1820. They reside at New Dundee, Waterloo County, Ontario, and have a family of ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Moses Eby
 
9018 Moses E. Eby, "was born March 25th, 1864. He is married to Hettie Kraft. They reside at Bloomingdale, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Moses E. Eby
 
9019 Moses M. Eby, "was born April 6th, 1864."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Moses M. Eby
 
9020 Moses W. Eby, "was born November 20th, 1835. He is one of the early pioneers of Port Elgin, Ontario, and has resided there ever since, with the exception of three years that he lived in Locke, Indiana. He has been very successful in the book and fancy goods business. He is married to Mary McLean and has a family of four children, namely: George, Rebecca, Sarah, and Lillie."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Moses Weber Eby
 
9021 Nancy Eby, "the eldest daughter of George and Barbara (Wenger) Eby, was born in Pennsylvania, October 13th, 1801, and died March 4th, 1887. She was married to David Erb who was born February 21st, 1797, and died August 25th, 1883. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Eby
 
9022 Nancy Eby, "was born July 13th, 1854, and died in Salem, Ontario, December 19th, 1877. She was unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Eby
 
9023 Nancy Eby, "was born June 29th, 1867. She is married to John Lackner, a gardener. They reside in Chesley, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Eby
 
9024 Nancy Eby, "was born September 18th, 1838. She is married to Samuel P. Eby and resides on a farm a few miles west of Berlin, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Eby
 
9025 Nathaniel Eby, "was born August 13th, 1868. He is a brakeman on a G.T.R. passenger train plying between London and Toronto."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nathaniel Eby
 
9026 Nelson Eby, "the youngest son of Enoch and Magdalena (Schneider) Eby, was born May 27th, 1877. He has his home with his mother who resides in Port Elgin."1a

1a The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nelson Eby
 
9027 Nelson M. Eby, "the youngest, was born April 6th, 1869. He is a baker and resides in Aurora, Illinois."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nelson M. Eby
 
9028 Nina Eby, "born December 21st, 1863."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nina Eby
 
9029 Noah Eby, "was born December 15th, 1864. He is unmarried and resides with Josiah Snider, at Bloomingdale, Ontario, where he is engaged on the farm."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Noah Eby
 
9030 Noah Eby, "was born February 25th, 1857, and resides in the village of Bloomingdale, Ontario, where he is foreman in Mr. G. McAllister's factory. He is married to Susan Hilborn"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Noah Eby
 
9031 Noah Eby, "was born March 4th, 1863. He is married to Laura Moon."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Noah Eby
 
9032 Noah E. Eby, "was born January 2nd, 1856. He is married to Matilda Shantz. They reside near Petersburg, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Noah E. Eby
 
9033 Noah E. Eby, "was born May 11th, 1865. He is unmarried and resides at Pine Hill, Bruce County, where he is engaged as a sawyer."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Noah E. Eby
 
9034 Noah G. Eby, "was born April 28th, 1890."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Noah G. Eby
 
9035 Mon. Oct. 9, 1911 frosty in the morning, hauled three load of ties in the morning from track - then one load of pumpkins, rest of day all worked at cattle shugar beets at sewer farm, the two Herb's, father, Jake and I, got them nearly finished. Cousin Odo Eby from Superior Wisconsin, came here in the afternoon with his wife, and mother, was not in Berlin for ten years, which was at the time of the death of his father. They stayed here for tea, going home at about nine in the evening. Had fine weather all day, did not go to night school this evening.1a

1aThe 1911-1919 Diary of Gordon Christian Eby, Mennonite Farmer, edited by Paul Tiessen and Anne Eby Millar 
Odo Eby
 
9036 Eby, Oliver, son of Henry B. and Sarah (Honsburger) Eby, was born Oct. 22, 1889, in Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont.; died at his daughter's home, Kelowna, B. C., May 9, 1957; aged 67 y. 6 m. 17 d. On Dec. 10, 1915, he married Amelia Ulmer, who preceded him Oct. 7, 1934. Two children also preceded him. Surviving are 2 daughters (Edna-Mrs. Larry Green, Kelowna; Gladys, Regina, Sask), and 2 sons (Leo, Morse, Sask. And William, Guernsey, Sask.), 9 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 4 sisters, and 2 brothers (Mrs. Edwin Bowman, a full sister, the following half sisters and brothers, Mrs. Gordon Weber, Florence Eby, both of Kitchener; Ella Eby, St. Catharines; Irvin and Edwin, kitcheners). In 1911 he went to the Guernsey district in Saskatchewan, in 1943 to Saskatoon, and in 1950 to British Columbia. For a number of years he held membership at the Sharon Mennonite Church, and although that fellowship was broken, we are glad to say that toward the close of his life, his attention was again drawn to the Word of God. Funeral services were held at the Sharon Church in charge of Stanley D. Shantz.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume L, Number 28 - July 9, 1957-page 646, 647 
Oliver Eby
 
9037 Oliver Eby, "born July 28th, 1878."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Oliver Eby
 
9038 Oscar S. Eby has been described as a humorist and philosopher, a man whose kindly wit was much appreciated. He was the founder and publisher of the Hespeler Herald. His family moved to Preston in 1883 where his father was a miller in the Cherry Flour Mill. He worked for a time for the Preston Progress and later while still young travelled Western Ontario working for several magazines. He in 1895 partnered with Thomas H. Sears to published the first Hespeler Herald. He purchased Sear's interest in 1896 and remained as editor and proprietor for 23 years. In 1917 he was appointed as Registrar of the County of Waterloo. In 1918 he sold his interest in the paper and moved to Kitchener.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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Oscar S. Eby

Oscar S. Eby, 30 Hohner avenue, former newspaperman and retired registrar of Waterloo county, who died suddenly at an outdoor camp near Birch Island in the Sudbury district Monday evening, had just seated himself after helping to extinguish a fire on the roof of the cabin at which he was staying when he collapsed, investigation showed death was due to natural causes. He was in his 86th year. The deceased, who has been a very prominent man in this district for many years was born at Salem, June 21 1871, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs Andrew Eby. He was married at Galt to Elisabeth Bolduc in 1899. Before his appointment as registrar of deeds, Mr. Eby owned and edited the Hespeler Herald. He was appointed registrar in 1917. The deceased led a public life, being past President of the Ontario Registratr Association, past president of Canada Lacrosse Association, Hespeler, and past president of Canadian Patriotic Association. He was a member of the Granite Club, Canadian order of Foresters and a member of Toronto Transportation Club. He was prominent in Conservative Circles and also in sports. He played soccer, baseball and was an ardent bowler. Serviving are his widow, one daughter Miss Norma, Kitchener, one brother, Herbert A. Eby, Washington, DC. and one nephew. Dr. Herbert Eby. Funeral services will be held publicly on Saturday morning from his late residence at 10 o'clock to St. Mary's church, with entombment in Woodland Mausoleum. The remains will rest at his late residence after Thursday morning.

Kitchener Daily Record 9 Jun 1937 pg 17 
Oscar Soeder Eby
 
9039 MARTIN, Perseda (Mrs. Amos B. E.) On Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the home of James Martin, R. R. 4, Listowel. Perseda (Eby) Martin age 82 years of R. R. 1, St. Clements. Beloved wife of the late Amos B. E. Martin (January 18, 2009). Mother of Abner and Mary Martin of R. R. 1, St. Clements, Hannah and James Martin of R. R. 4, Listowel. Also survived by nine grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Sister of Elvina (Mrs. Leander R. Martin) of R. R. 2, Elmira. Also survived by sister-in-law Melinda (Schallhorn) Eby and brother-in-law Urias Frey. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Lena Eby, two brothers and three sisters. Friends may call at the home of Abner E. Martin, R. R. 1, St. Clements, today, Thursday, 5-8 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. - 12 noon and 1-6 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Saturday morning, October 31st, at 9 a.m. then to the Linwood Mennonite Meeting House for further service and burial in the adjoining cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 29 Oct 2009 
Persida W. Eby
 
9040 Gameo Article Peter Eby
 
9041 Peter Eby, "eldest son of Theodorus Eby, was married to Annie Mylin and had a family of three sons"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Peter Eby
 
9042 Peter Eby, "the second son of George and Barbara (Wenger) Eby, was born June 3rd, 1800. On March 15th, 1824, he was married to Magdalena Erb who was born September 22nd, 1807. They resided in Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, where they followed farming. In their old age they lived in St. Jacobs, Ontario, where he died February 23rd, 1888. They had a family of thirteen children,.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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EBY
.-On the 24th of March, in St. Jacobs, Waterloo county, Ontario, of old age, Peter Eby, aged 83 years. He was a member of the Mennonite church and was buried at Martin's Meeting-house on the 26 th., in the presence of many relatives and friends.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 8 - APRIL 15, 1884, page 125,126 
Peter Eby
 
9043 Peter Eby, "the youngest son of Bishop Benjamin Eby, was born on the old homestead in the town of Berlin, February 28th, 1828. In his younger days he was engaged as a teacher in our public schools. He afterwards became interested in the printing business and was for a number of years proprietor and publisher of the Berlin Telegraph and Der Deutsche Canadier; he was also Crown agent. In 1856 he moved to the state of New York, and finally located in Buffalo where he carried on the printing business with great success for 30 years. On September 30th, 1847, he was married to Susan Sparrow who was born April 28th, 1826, and died November 17th, 1888. He died August 15th, 1894. To them was born a family of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Peter Eby
 
9044 Peter E. Eby, "was born May 26th, 1836. He is married to Catharine Frey and resides at Port Elgin, Ontario, where he is engaged as a carpenter. They have a family of eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Peter E. Eby
 
9045 Peter Henry Eby, "born November 22nd, 1873."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Peter Henry Eby
 
9046 Peter M. Eby. "was born June 26th, 1857. He is married to Susannah Brubacher. They reside about a mile west of Waterloo where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of four children, namely: Elsie, Benjamin (dead), Soleda, and Vernon."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Peter M. Eby
 
9047 Phoebe Eby, "was born July 20th, 1849. She is married to Henry Lachman, a cooper. They reside in Bridgeport, Ontario, and have a family as follows: Lucy Etta, married to Henry Schmidt, merchant, and resides in Bridgeport, Charles Edward, Mary Ann, Albert L. (dead), Isaac Oscar, Leah Elizabeth, William Henry, Abram Odo, Milton (dead), Charlotte Ina, and Phoebe Elenor."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Phoebe Eby
 
9048 Phoebe Ann Eby, "born July 22nd, 1879."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Phoebe Ann Eby
 
9049 Rachel Eby, "was born July 29th, 1880. She is at home with her parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rachel Eby
 
9050 Eby, Ralph, was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Aug. 29, 1889; died at Fountainview Place Nursing Home, Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 10, 1975; aged 85 y. In 1910, he was married to Ruth Palmer, who preceded him in death in Jan. 1958. In June 1959, he was married to Florence Hartranft, who died on Dec. 4, 1974. Surviving are 2 sons (Floyd and Carl), 2 stepdaughters (Helen - Mrs. Galen Cripe, and Mary Jane - Mrs. Forrest Yoder), one stepson (Jack Hartranft), 5 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 7 stepgrandchildren, and 3 stepgreat-grandchildren. He was a member of Olive Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Leinharts Funeral Home on Jan. 14, in charge of Ivan Weaver and Kent Borgaard; interment in Olive Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 8-- February 25, 1975 - p. 154 
Ralph Eby
 
9051 Rebecca Eby, "the eldest daughter of John Eby, was born April 14th, 1781, and was married to Samuel Bricker who was born July 25th, 1776, and died November 15th, 1868. In 1802 they moved from Pennsylvania to near Freeport, Ontario, Canada, where they settled on the farm now in possession of Mr. Souder. Here she died November 4th, 1861, leaving a family of eight children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Eby
 
9052 Rebecca Eby, "was born December 29th, 1854. She was married to George Hemmer and resided in Mildmay, Ontario, where she died July 28th, 1884, leaving two children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Eby
 
9053 Rebecca Eby, "was born May 17th, 1872. She is married to Noah Good, a carpenter. They reside at Floradale, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Good. --- Rebecca, daughter of Elias and Susannah (Shantz) Eby, was born near Floradale, Ont., May 17, 1872; passed away Dec. 17, 1949, a patient in the Watrous Union Hospital; aged 77 y. 7 m. Death was caused by a broken leg which she suffered in a fall eleven days previously. On March 17, 1895, she was married to Noah M. Good, Floradale, Ont., who survives. To this union were born 6 children (Vera-Mrs. Irvin Gingerich, Alvin , Ivan, Laura, Myrl-Mrs. Alfred Bowman, and Violet-Mrs. Lincoln Shantz). One son (Ivan) died in infancy; the other children reside near Guernsey, Sask. Surviving besides her husband and 5 children are 11 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Rachel Morrison, Calgary, Alta.), and one brother (Jacob Eby, British Columbia). In 1906 the family moved from Floradale to Didsbury, Alta., where they lived fourteen years before moving to Guernsey, Sask. She was a faithful member of the Sharon Mennonite Church, Guernsey, having been baptized at the age of thirty-three in Ontario. Funeral services were conducted by Stanley D. Shantz. Text: Matt 13: 44.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 5 - January 31, 1950-page 118, 119.
 
Rebecca Eby
 
9054 Rebekah Eby, "the eldest daughter of Samuel Eby, was born June 9th, 1817, and was married to Gottfried Stricker, and at her death, in 1852, left four children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rebekah Eby
 
9055 Reuben Eby, "was born February 13th, 1860. He is married to Mary Ann Brubacher. They reside near Elmira and have a family of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Reuben Eby
 
9056 Reuben E. Eby, "was born June 6th, 1862. He is married to Barbara Kesselring. They reside in Galt, Ontario, where he is engaged in lime burning."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Reuben E. Eby
 
9057 EBY, Robert - at Sunnyside Home, surrounded by family, on Monday, August 4, 2008. Beloved husband of Patricia Ann (nee McGarry) for 63 years. Loving father of Brian Patrick Eby (Laura), Kevin Ann Reinhart (David), Mary Pat Alarie (Ray), Shawn Patrice Eby and Roberta Jane Borrillo (Angelo). Grandfather to David (Meghan), Meaghan, Patrick, Matthew, Colleen, Amy, Ben (Khrista), Maggie, Rob, Lizzie (deceased), Peter, Louis and Tom. Great-grandfather to Charlotte. Robert was predeceased by his brothers, Gordon and Donald, and his sister, Mildred. Proud alumnus of Waterloo College (Laurier) and the University of Western Ontario, Robert, as the City Treasurer, dedicated 37 years of faithful service to the City of Kitchener before retiring in 1983. Robert served in the North Atlantic on corvette duty for the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. Our Dad and Grampa also held the roles of Family Archivist, Poet Laureat, Songster and Story Teller. The backroads beckon - For brook trout await! "As you were, men." The family will receive relatives and friends today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A Catholic service will be celebrated by Father Mark Sullivan in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. A luncheon reception will follow. As an expression of sympathy, a donation to Community Living Guelph Wellington (Shawn's Group Home) would be appreciated. Cards will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Robert's memorial.1a

1aThe Record 7 Aug 2008 
First Lieutenant Robert Vernon Eby
 
9058 Rose was studying medical science. Rose Eby
 
9059 Salina Eby, "was born October 21st, 1872. She is married to Allen Kraft. They reside on the old "Bingeman Place" near Bridgeport, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Salina Eby
 
9060 Samuel Eby, "(known as "Indian Sam") the second son of George Eby, was born February 20th, 1772, and died February 10th, 1840. He was married to Magdalena Erb who was born February 2nd, 1777, and died December 26th, 1864. In company with his brother, George, and a few others he left Pennsylvania in the spring of 1804 and moved to Canada. He took up north-west part of lot No. 1, German Company's Tract, in the township and county of Waterloo, Ontario. At that time there were but few white settlers in this beautiful county and the Indians were his next neighbors. He spent much of his time among the Indians and taught them many good things, in fact he was their law-giver, minister, interpreter and peace-maker. He had a family of one son"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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"Mennonite entrepreneur "Indian Sam" Eby, for instance, established a distillery in 1804 at a crossroads where he traded whisky in exchange for the Mississaugas' furs. Fellow settlers in 1808 then complained to the provincial legislature that Eby's actions had caused the Mississaugas "to get drunk and lie about and not follow their hunting, and [to leave] their young ones starving and begging for food." The Mississaugas eventually reacted by converting to Methodism and giving up the use of liquor. The Mississaugas also strove to become exemplary models of middle-class cul ture, leading one German immigrant to Waterloo in 1833 to remark that the Aboriginals he had met were "the most peaceable people, a large number of them Christians." 2a

2aUW Gazette, October 25, 1995

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INDIAN SAM EBY

Samuel Eby of Lot No. 18 was called "Indian Sam" because he was the Indians' minister, interpreter and lawgiver, says Ezra Eby. In a vacant log house on his clearing the first school in the settlement was opened in 1808, with John Beatty as teacher. He taught only in the winter months and parents who sent their children to school paid him for his services. The rate is unknown, but in the early eighteen-forties Benjamin Burkholder, a Waterloo teacher, charged a child two dollars for three months' instruction, with two terms during a winter. In addition every pupil had to contribute a share of the firewood to heat the schoolroom.3a

3aA History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937 
Rev. Samuel Eby
 
9061 Samuel Eby, "the sixth son of Michael Eby, was born August 27th, 1785. In June, 1807, he came to Canada with Benjamin Eby, Daniel Eby, David Eby and others. On December 25th (Christmas), 1808, he was married to Elizabeth Brech who was born August 13th, 1789, and died November 28th, 1872. Soon after his marriage he was ordained deacon of the Mennonite Church, which position he held till the time of his death. Their farm was within the present corporation limits of the town of Berlin, Ontario, and their farm buildings were situated a little to the north of the Grand Trunk Railroad, right at the foot of the hill on the east side of the road leading from Berlin to Bridgeport. Their farm is now cut into small town lots. He died January 25th, 1844. They had a family of five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Deacon Samuel Eby
 
9062 Samuel Eby, "was born August 19th, 1850. He is married to Mary Fenner and resides near Port Huron, Michigan. They have a family of eight children, of whom two are dead."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Eby
 
9063 Samuel Eby, who bought part of Lot 3, G. C. T., was a cousin of Benjamin Eby and Samuel Eby of Lot No. 18. He espoused Elizabeth Beech, and built a loghouse at the foot of the hill in Lancaster Street, where the Conger coal-office stands. First he cleared off the forest over to the House of Refuge. Later on he sold building lots to incoming villagers. He was a deacon in the Mennonite Church1a

1a
A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 18 
Deacon Samuel Eby
 
9064 Samuel A. Eby, "born April 15th, 1887."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel A. Eby
 
9065 Samuel Eby, "("Saddler Sam") the youngest son of John Eby, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, June 27th, 1790. He was one of the original settlers of Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada. In the year 1817 he, with other relatives and friends from his native state, settled in Berlin, Ontario. He soon afterwards made his home on a farm near Preston, Ontario, where he remained until 1844, when he returned to Berlin and worked at his trade of harness-making. In 1850 he moved to Colborne, Huron County, Ontario, where he occupied a farm until 1856, and then moved to Conestogo, Ontario, where his wife died in 1862. By this time he was getting up in years, and soon after went to live with his eldest son, Jonas, in Elora, Ontario, where he remained until 1865, then he made his home with his third son, John, at Wyandot, Ontario. Here he remained until the time of his death, which occurred August 8th, 1878. He attained to the mature age of 88 years. On July 27th, 1813, he was married to Elizabeth Brigel, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They had a family of eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel B. Eby
 
9066 Samuel C. Eby, "the youngest son of Jonas Eby, married Ella Watlington, at Detroit, Michigan, in the year 1878. They have three children: Ethelwyn, born in 1879; Garth, born in 1883; and Margery, born in 1886, living in Peoria, Illinois."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel C. Eby
 
9067 Samuel E. Eby, "was born March 21st, 1865. He is married to Nancy Reinhard. They reside on his father's old homestead."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel E. Eby
 
9068 Samuel F. Eby, "was born March 15th, 1846, and resides in Port Elgin, Ontario, where he is engaged in the grocery and provision business. He is married to Ursula Bensing and has a family of seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel F. Eby
 
9069 Samuel P. Eby, "the eldest son of Moses and Barbara (Pannebecker) Eby, was born September 15th, 1827. On March 15th, 1855, he was married to Nancy Eby, sister of Rev. Solomon Eby and daughter of Martin Eby. She was born September 18th, 1838. They reside on a farm a few miles west of Berlin, Ontario, and have had a family of eleven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel P. Eby
 
9070 Samuel Eby, "("Potter Sam"), the fourth son of George and Barbara (Wenger) Eby, was born August 18th, 1805. He was the first white child that was born on lot No. 1, German Company's Tract. He married, March 10th, 1830, to Susannah Capplen who was born November 8th, 1811, and died June 18th, 1876. He died in New Hamburg October 17th, 1847. They had a family of seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel W. Eby
 
9071 Sarah Eby, "the eldest daughter of Menno Eby, was born in Ontario. She was married, at Preston, Minnesota, to John Riehl, a well-to-do farmer. They have four children, namely: George, Allen, Emma, Willie, and Aaron, the fifth, died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Eby
 
9072 Sarah Eby, "was born April 24th, 1834, and is married to Benjamin Reist who was born December 15th, 1830. At present they reside at Bangor, Michigan, where he follows the carpenter trade."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Eby
 
9073 Sarah Eby, "was born April 24th, 1847, and was married to David S. Moyer. They resided on a farm near Lebanon, Maryborough Township, Wellington County, Ontario, where she died March 1st, 1880. They had a family of seven children, of whom three died before their mother:"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Eby
 
9074 Sarah Eby, "was born May 25th, 1852. She is married to George Reuber. They reside at Port Elgin, Ontario, and have a family of six children, two boys and four girls."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Eby
 
9075 Sarah Eby, "was born May 6th, 1863. She resides with her sister, Mary Elizabeth, at Langdon, North Dakota, U.S., and is unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Eby
 
9076 Sarah Eby, "second daughter of Jonas Eby, married William Stafford, of Elora, Ontario, in the year 1869. She died in 1878, leaving three sons who still live with their father in Elora, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Fessant Eby
 
9077 Sarah G. Eby, "was born December 29, 1894."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah G. Eby
 
9078 Saruch Eby, "born January 21st, 1849. When eighteen years of age he commenced to teach in our public schools. He was married to Mary Ann Hagey who was born August 2nd, 1845, and died June 15th, 1884. They had a family of six children, namely: Corena, Alvin, Addison, Milton, Arianna, and Wesley who died in 1883, a few weeks after his father. In 1881 or 1882, he, in company with his brother-in-law, Noah Haug, engaged in the woollen manufacturing business in Nottawa, Ontario. After being thus engaged for a little over a year, he took consumption and died March 21st, 1883."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Saruch Eby
 
9079 Seth Eby, "was born November 17th, 1846. He is married to Hannah Harrington."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Seth Eby
 
9080 Silas Eby, "was born January 31st, 1860. He resides in the town of Berlin where he is engaged in manufacturing buttons. He is married to Maria Bergey. They have a family of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Silas Eby
 
9081 Simeon E. Eby, "was born December 1st, 1869. He is married to Lydia Ann Shoemaker. They reside in Galt, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Simeon E. Eby
 
9082 GAMEO article Rev. Solomon Eby
 
9083 Rev. Solomon Eby, "the eldest in the family, was born May 15th, 1834. When a young man he joined the Old Mennonite Church, of which body, some years thereafter, he was ordained minister. Some twenty years ago, on account of some difference of opinion between him and the authorities of the church, he was separated from that body, and afterwards became one of the instruments in the organization of what is at present known as the church of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ, usually called New Mennonites, of which body he was the first Presiding Elder. He was re-elected as Presiding Elder for quite a number of years in succession, but at present he is stationed on the Bethel, Ontario, field of labor where he is doing a grand work for the Lord. As a minister he has few superiors, speaks in both languages, and his sermons are full of life and spirit, refreshing to souls craving for spiritual manna. Many have been brought from darkness unto light through his labors. May he prove faithful unto the end, and when done here receive that crown of glory promised to all who do the Lord's will. He is married to Catharine Shantz and has had a family of twelve children, of whom six are dead. Their names are as follows: Lydia, Hannah (dead), Lovina (dead), Priscilla (dead), Jeremiah, Josiah, Magdalena (dead), Fannie (dead), Sarah Ann, Franklin (dead), Nellie, and Ida."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Eby, Solomon (1834-1931)

Solomon Eby (15 May 1834-1931) was one of the founders of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church (now Evangelical Missionary Church), the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Cressman) Eby. He was born May 15, 1834 in Waterloo Co., ON, was raised on the farm, and attended public school. On June 17, 1855 he married Catharine Shantz, and they had 12 children. He moved to Port Elgin, ON.

In 1858 he was ordained to the ministry in the Mennonite Church, and served in that capacity for 14 years. According to his testimony, he was not converted until eleven years after his ordination (1869, Port Elgin, ON). Following his conversion he became a zealous advocate for a definite religious experience. Eventually he was expelled from the Mennonite Church, and in 1874 he and Daniel Brenneman of Indiana organized the Reformed Mennonites, a group that later became a part of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church (now the Evangelical Missionary Church).

For various terms totaling 18 years Eby was presiding elder in the Ontario Conference, and for 14 years he served as pastor, holding pastorates at Breslau, Elmwood, New Dundee, Markham, and Kitchener circuits. He was a member of the first six general conferences, and was chairman of the first one (Zionsville, PA, 1885). Eby retired from active work in 1906. A few years later he became interested in the Pentecostal movement, and in 1912 he transferred his membership to that organization. He died in 1931.2a

2a
Storms, Everek R. "Eby, Solomon." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 Nov 2005

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Wanner Mennonite Church
Begun: 1829

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

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

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

The earliest Mennonite Sunday School in North America was begun in 1842 and was held jointly by the Wanner and Hagey Meeting Houses. It was discontinued after a short time because of a division of opinion within the congregations. An attempt was made later, in the mid-1860s, to begin another Sunday School, but this, too, did not last long. Many years later, on June 10, 1896, a meeting was held to organize a Sunday School. Anson Groh was appointed superintendent..3a

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

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Bloomingdale (Schneider or Snyder) Mennonite Church

Services began in 1824, and in 1826 a first meeting house, known as Schneider's or Snyder's, was built northwest of Bloomingdale, and east of the Grand River, on land (part Lot 7) donated by Jacob Schneider. Henry Weber was the first minister to this congregation, from 1824 until 1854. He was followed by Moses Erb who was ordained minister to the congregation on April 14, 1854. The church building was primarily used as a school in the beginning; the first teacher was John Bauman from Pennsylvania. Church services were held in homes. Dorothy Sauder, in her 1972 history of the church, states that "Prior to 1860, Schneider's was the only [Mennonite] place of worship on the Grand River and, until the 1889 Martin schism, it was one with the Martin congregation with ministers serving both groups" (Sauder 1972:8). Services were held on a two-week schedule, at one meeting house and then at the other.

Snyder's was affected by division in the church in the early 1870s. The majority of the congregation joined the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites, a group organized by Solomon Eby on May 15, 1874, and from 1875-1879 the meeting house was used almost exclusively by them. It was here that the conference was held on March 23, 1875 in which the New Mennonites and the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together as the United Mennonites. However, because the original deed to the church property had been lost or perhaps never duly executed, a new deed was drawn up on January 15, 1879, giving ownership of building and property to the group of more conservative Mennonites in the congregation.

The present church was built in 1878 on approximately the same site as the first meeting house. Renovations to the church building were carried out in 1951. One main entrance, to replace the two separate entrances, was part of the changes made. Further improvements were made in 1985. The name of the church is now Bloomingdale Mennonite Church.4a

4aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Breslau Missionary Church

Meetings are reported to have been held in 1872 in a building at the corner of Woolwich Street and Mader Lane by a group who were followers of Solomon Eby. Conferences to consider reorganization of the church were held in 1874 and 1875, the most important of which was considered to have been the meeting at the Bloomingdale Mennonite Church on May 23, 1875. Members of the New Mennonites and the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together at that meeting as the United Mennonites. At a meeting in Blair in 1879 a union, called the Evangelical United Mennonites, was formed from the United Mennonites and the Evangelical Mennonites. Four years later, in 1883, the Ohio Brethren in Christ (Tunker) joined with the Evangelical United Mennonites to form the Mennonite Brethren in Christ.

Dedication services were held on Christmas Day, 1882, for the new Breslau Mennonite Church which had been built during the year. Henry Goudie was minister to the congregation from 1881-1884. He was followed by Peter Geiger (1884-1885) and Frank Moyer (1885-1886). Solomon Eby, a member of the congregation who was minister from 1886-1889, had been one of the organizers on May 15, 1874 of the Reforming Mennonites.

On May 6, 1959 a decision was made to construct an 1800 square foot addition to the church. The sanctuary was enlarged and new pews were installed in 1978; dedication was in September of that year. Rev. Leonard DeWitt, president of the Missionary Church was guest speaker on Sunday, November 21, 1982, when the church's 100th Anniversary service was held. Of interest: the sign eteched in the glass above the doors on the northwest side of the back section reads "United Missionary Church."5a

5aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose


 
Rev. Solomon Eby
 
9084 The majority of the congregation joined the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites, a group organized by Solomon Eby on May 15, 1874, and from 1875-1879 the meeting house was used almost exclusively by them. It was here that the conference was held on March 23, 1875 in which the New Mennonites and the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together as the United Mennonites. However, because the original deed to the church property had been lost or perhaps never duly executed, a new deed was drawn up on January 15, 1879, giving ownership of building and property to the group of more conservative Mennonites in the congregation.. 1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. Solomon Eby
 
9085 Solomon E. Eby, "was born March 22nd, 1858. He was first married to Sarah Jane Trussler, and after her decease he was married to Jennet Puttock. They reside several miles west of Berlin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Solomon E. Eby
 
9086 Solomon H. Eby, "was born April 20th, 1857. He is married to Laura Vogt. They reside in St. Thomas, Ontario. He is a piano tuner by profession. Their family consists of one son named Oscar C."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Solomon Henry Eby
 
9087 Solomon M. Eby, "was born April 7th, 1864. He is married to Christina Eby. They reside in St. Jacobs, Ontario, where he is engaged in manufacturing patent heating drums. His family consists of three children, namely: Edna, Lloyd, and Arma."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Solomon M. Eby
 
9088 Sophia Eby, "was born June 10th, 1840, and died April 11th, 1868. She was not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sophia Eby
 
9089 EBY

Stewart \emdash Of 248 Erb St., Cambridge, Monday, May 6. 1985, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Lenore Navin; dear father of James of Meaford, Jane (Mrs. Steve Kerper) of Toronto. Also survived by two grandchildren, Michael and Paula Eby; one brother, Neil of Cambridge; two sisters, Norma (Mrs. Lorne Murphy) of California and Mrs. Joyce Hinschberger of Waterloo. Mr. Eby was a lifelong resident of Cambridge (Preston); retired from Savage Shoes Limited; a member of St. Clement's Church; veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Canadian Army; member of the Preston Canadian Legion, Branch 126. Funeral mass for Mr. Eby will be celebrated at St. Clement's Church, Cambridge, Wednesday, May 8 at 11 a.m.Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 May 1985 pg D15 
Stewart Eby
 
9090 EBY, Stewart

Of 248 Erb St., Cambridge, Monday, May 6, 1985, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Lenore Navin; dear father of James of Meaford, Jane (Mrs. Steve Kerper) of Toronto. Also survived by two grandchildren, Michael and Paula Eby; one brother, Neil of Cambridge; two sisters, Norma (Mrs. Lorne Murphy) of California and Mrs. Joyce Hinschberger of Waterloo. Mr. Eby was a lifelong resident of Cambridge (Preston); retired from Savage Shoes Limited; a member of St. Clement's Church; veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Canadian Army; member of the Preston Canadian Legion, Branch 126. Funeral mass for Mr. Eby will be celebrated at St. Clement's Church, Cambridge, Wednesday, May 8, at 11 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 May 1985 pg D15 
Stewart Eby
 
9091 1871 - Susanna Eby is staying with Elias Snyder. Susanna Eby
 
9092 Brubacher, Susanna B., daughter of Cyrus and Elizabeth (Brubacher) Eby, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Sept. 10, 1895; died at Northern Michigan Hospitals, Inc., Petoskey, Mich., Feb. 10, 1978; aged 82 y. On May 31, 1917, she was married to Harvey Brubacher, who died in July l966. Surviving are 3 sons (Emmanuel, Jesse, and Harvey), 6 daughters (Alma, Leona Martin, Magdalena - Mrs. Isaac Salah, Grace - Mrs. Elmer Eberly, Mary, and Martha), 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Israel and William Eby), 2 sisters (Amanda - Mrs. Manassah Kulp and Lydia Ann - Mrs. Clayton Kilmer), and one stepbrother (Mahlon Martin). She was preceded in death by one brother (Jeremiah) and one daughter (Elizabeth). She was a member of the Maple River Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Stone Funeral Home in charge of Bruce W. Lyndaker and Homer E. Yutzy; interment in the Mennonite Cemetery, Brutus, Mich.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 71, Number 11 - March 14, 1978 - page 226 
Susannah Eby
 
9093 Susannah Eby, "the third member and eldest daughter of the family of Benjamin Eby, was born February 8th, 1812, and died September 23rd, 1819."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Eby
 
9094 Susannah Eby, "was born December 17th, 1861. She is unmarried and has her home with her uncle, Jonas Bingeman."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Eby
 
9095 Susannah Eby, "was born February 10th, 1856. She is married to Reuben Snider, a farmer. They reside near Floradale, Ontario. To them are born nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Eby
 
9096 Susannah Eby, "was born February 16th, 1861. She is married to Ephraim Snyder."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Eby
 
9097 Susannah Eby, "was born November 15th, 1823. On December 15th, 1846, she was married to Samuel Snider who was born November 8th, 1824, and died May 22nd, 1862. To them were born four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Eby
 
9098 Susannah Eby, "was born November 29th, 1868. She is married to Menno B. Hoffman."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Eby
 
9099 Susannah Eby, "was born September 22nd, 1858. She is unmarried and resides with her father."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Eby
 
9100 Susannah G. Eby, "was born July 4, 1892."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah G. Eby
 
9101 Theodore Eby, "was born January 1st, 1846, and died January 30th, 1873. He was married to Susannah Reist but left no heirs. They resided on his father's homestead where he died."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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January 30th, in Waterloo county, Ont. of Consumption, THEODORE EBY, aged 27 years, and 30 days. Discourse by C. Halm in English and J. Woolner and Joseph Hege in German2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume X, Number 3 - March 1873 - Pages 61-63 
Theodore Eby
 
9102 Theodorus Eby, "our ancestor, was the son of Jacob Eby (From Rev. Benjamin Eby's records) who was ordained bishop of the Mennonites in Switzerland in 1683. He was born in Canton, Zurich, Switzerland, April 25th, 1663. He being a strict Mennonite in faith, left Switzerland about the year 1704 on account of the religious persecutions. From 1704 till 1715 he resided in the Palatinate, Germany. Finding persecutions equally severe as in the country previously left, he in company with his family and other co-religionists, left for Philadelphia in spring of 1715. Some time in August of the same year he settled on what is now called Mill Creek, at a place now known as Roland's Mill, situated south of New Holland and near the line of Earl and Leacock Townships, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (From S. P. Eby's notes). Here he resided until his death and enjoyed the privileges and freedom of religion for which he had to suffer persecutions and trials in Europe. He died in September, 1737. His end was peace. The old progenitor had a family of six children, five sons and a daughter. Their names were...The sons were skilled in the various mechanical arts so that with their assistance the old ancestor built a mill and erected such other buildings as were required, without employing persons outside of his family save for the burning of charcoal to supply the smith forge which process they themselves did not sufficiently understand."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Theodorus Eby
 
9103 Tillie Eby, "fifth daughter of Menno Eby, lives with her parents on the old homestead."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Tillie Eby
 
9104 Urias Eby, "was born December 23rd, 1857. He resided at Palmerston, Ontario, for some years where he engaged in the mercantile business. At present he is at Shoal Lake, Manitoba. He is unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Urias Eby
 
9105 Urias EBY, W. - Peacefully went home to be with the Lord, on Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Chateau Gardens, Elmira. Urias W. Eby, in his 87th year, of Elmira. Beloved husband of Melinda (Schallhorn) Eby for 61 years. Loving father of Lloyd and Julie Eby of Elmira, Naomi and Ken Freiburger of Elmira, Martha and Doug Porteous of Waterloo, Lester and Margaret Eby of Fergus, Marie and Earl Martin of Elmira, Sharon and Bruce Norris of Virginia. Urias Eby
 
9106 Hurst, Vera Marion (Eby), 89, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Aug. 16, 1903, to Benjamin and Esther (Brubacher) Eby. Died: Aug. 29, 1992. Survivors - daughters: Miriam Harnden, Lois Krause; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchilcren. Predeceased by: Isaac Hurst (husband). Funeral and burial: Aug. 31, Bloomingdale Mennonite Church, by Bertha Landers and Orland Gingrich.1a

1aGospel Herald -- Volume 85, Number 39 - October 6, 1992 - page 14 
Vera Marion Eby
 
9107 Lived with brother Henry B. Eby., Veronica Eby
 
9108 Veronica Eby, "the second daughter of Samuel Eby and his wife, Elizabeth Brech, was born May 31st, 1816. In 1873 she was married to Abraham Brubacher, of the township of Woolwich, county of Waterloo, Ontario. He died some years ago. In March, 1889, she, in company with others, moved to Ocheydan, Iowa, where she died February 19th, 1894."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Eby
 
9109 Veronica Eby, "the youngest daughter of George Eby, was born March 8th. 1817, and died December 19th, 1876. She was married to Jacob Hoffman who was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, September 18th, 1809, and died in Berlin, Ontario, November 15th, 1864.1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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In Veronica's daughter's marriage (Maria) it states that Veronica's name was Fredericka. 
Veronica Eby
 
9110 Veronica Eby, "was born January 13th, 1862. She is unmarried and resides with her mother."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Eby
 
9111 Veronica Eby, "was born March 25th, 1842. She is married to Peter Fordney and resides in Petoskey, Michigan. They have a family of seven children whose names are as follows: Abner, Moses, Hannah, Edward, Lydia Ann, Angeline, and Matilda."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Eby
 
9112 Veronica Eby, "was born November 25th, 1854. She is married to John Schwalm. They reside near Nithburg, North Easthope Township, Perth County, Ontario, and have a family of eight children, two of whom are dead. One boy and five girls are still living."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Eby
 
9113 Veronica Eby, "was born September 19th, 1843, and died at Winnipeg, Manitoba, in November, 1885. She was married to Aaron E. Shantz who still resides in Winnipeg. She had a family of eight children, of whom five are dead."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Eby
 
9114 Veronica Eby, "was born September 26th, 1821. On February 13th, 1849, she was married to Daniel Cressman who was first married to her deceased sister, Annie. They resided about a mile east of New Hamburg where she died June 15th, 1878. To them was born one son named Noah."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Eby
 
9115 Eby, -- Walter, son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth (Wenger) Eby, was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., June 26, 1880; died of apoplexy on Feb. 23, 1955, after an illness of one week; aged 74 y. 8 m. 28 d. He was twice married, first to Emma J. Pletcher on Oct. 19, 1901, who died on Feb. 27, 1920; and second to Ellen Drake on Nov. 17, 1921. Four children were born to each union (Edna M., --the late Mrs. Warren Risser; Grace J.,--Mrs. Lowell Holmes of Mishawaka, Ind.; Earl L., Glenn W., and Gladys B-.-Mrs. Howard Miller, all of near Elkhart, Ind.; Arlene F., deceased; and Loren J., at home.). He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, and one sister (Mrs. Mary Eby, Elkhart; Jacob, Osceola, Ind.; Mervin and Ira, of Elkhart; and Ralph, Wakarusa, Ind.). Two sisters and 3 daughters preceded him in death. About the year 1927 he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Olive Mennonite Church where he was a faithful member until death. It was a time of weary waiting for him until his youngest son could complete his two years of I-W service and return home to farm the home place. After Loren was released, he took ill and passed away after only a week's sickness. Funeral services were conducted at the Olive Church by J. C. Wenger, Elno Steiner, and C. A. Shank, with burial in the South Olive Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 11 - March 15, 1955 -- page 262. 
Walter Eby
 
9116 Wellington Eby, "born Sept. 29th. 1866."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Wellington Eby
 
9117 The death occurred this morning of Wilfrid Eby, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Eby, at the age of one year. He is survived by his parents, three brothers and one sister. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon, Nov.. 22nd from the residence, 107 Brubacher Street, at 2.30 o'clock. Interment to be made in East End Mennonite cemetery.1a

1aThe Daily Telegraph, Kitchener, Ontario 21 Nov 1921 
Wilfrid Louis Eby
 
9118 William Eby, "the eldest son of Menno Eby, was born in Colborne, Ontario, and died in Preston, Minnesota, when about sixteen years of age."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William Eby
 
9119 William Eby, "was born July 23rd, 1842. He was married to Sarah Stafford, at Elora, Ontario, August 19th, 1864. Their home is now in Detroit, Michigan. They have six children, namely: William Herbert, born in 1865; Francis Burton, born in 1869; Edwin Fessant, born in 1872; Brock Carroll, born in 1874; Etta May, born in 1876; and Charles Stafford, born in 1883."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William Eby
 
9120 William Charles Eby, "was born April 18th, 1866, and is at present in the state of Washington, U.S., where he follows farming. He is unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William Charles Eby
 
9121 William D. Eby, "was born March 26th, 1877. He works in his father's pottery."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William D. Eby
 
9122 Franklin Eby, "born August 10th, 1880."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William Frankliin Eby
 
9123 William Eby, "was born November 25th, 1862. He is married to Susannah Göler and resides in the village of Bridgeport, Ontario, where he is engaged as a cooper. They have a family of five children, " Edward, Henry, William, Anna, and Emma."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_____________________


Eby

Died at his home in Preston on Wesnesday, July 8, 1936, William H. Eby, beloved husband of Susan Gaeler, in his 74 year. The funeral will be held from his residence, 222 Guelph street, on Saturday, July 11, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 9 Jul 1936 pg 13 
William H. Eby
 
9124 William H. Eby, "born December 9th, 1875."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William Henry Eby
 
9125 William K. Eby, "the eldest son, was born July 11th, 1831. He is married to Susannah Detweiler who was born August 8th, 1832, and resides in the village of Conestogo, Ontario, where he carries on the potter trade. They have a family of nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

___________________

Probably the best-known Mennonite potter of the region was William K. Eby. Eby, whose father Potter Sam taught the trade to him and his brother Cyrus, bought 10 acres of land with an existing pottery on it a half-mile south of Conestoga where he established the region's longest-running pottery business, Conestogo Pottery.2a

2aYour Waterloo Heritage 2010 
William K. Eby
 
9126 William M. Eby, "was born August 14th, 1854, and died March 10th, 1882. He was not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William M. Eby
 
9127 Winnifred had children, Henry Eby Skelton, Eleanor Mary Skelton, Winnifred Mora Skelton. Winnifred M. Eby
 
9128 1851 - Daniel Ecclin is in same household as James Anderson. Daniel Ecclin
 
9129 1871 - Margaret Compass waa staying with Francis A. Compass. Margaret Eckersviller
 
9130 Mrs. John Cavers, wife of the manager of the imperial Bank at Galt, died on Friday last, in Hamilton, at the residence of her father, Mr. Wallace. Deceased went on a visit to her father's some weeks ago, and contracted the illness which terminated fatally.1a

1aHuron Expositor - 7 May 1886 
Teresa Eckersviller
 
9131 The death occurred in Bamberg on Wednesday afternoon of this week, of Laura, adopted daughter Mr. Wm. Arnold. She was about eleven years of age and had been sick a week with pyueinia [?]. [blood poisoning]1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, January 11, 1906

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website 
Laura Eckert
 
9132 1871 - Joseph Eckertsviller is staying with Ignatz Freiburger. Joseph Eckertsviller
 
9133 MRS. WILLIS SLOAT

PRESTON. March 31— The funeral service for Mrs. Willis Sloat of Limerick, whose death occurred suddenly at her home on Thursday afternoon, took place this afternoon at 2:30 from the Stager-Pass Funeral Home. Interment was in Preston Cemetery. Mrs. Willis nee Elsa Echard, had been in ill health for some time. Born in Ohio, and a resident of Preston district for the past 14 years, she was a member of St. John's Anglican Church and the Preston Women's Institute. She is survived by her husband and relaties residing in the U.S. Her parents are no longer living.

Kitchener Daily Record 31 Mar 1945 pg 15 
Elsa Louise Eckhardt
 
9134 Johanna's death certificate states father was Gottlieb Eleazer and ______ Baumann Johanna Eckinger
 
9135 Conrad lived with Christian Seitz. Conrad Eckstein
 
9136 GOETTLING, Helen

Passed away, peacefully, on June 23, 2005, in her 81st year, at her home in Kitchener. Beloved wife of Sangster of 57 years. Dear mother of Ron Goettling (Wendy Elrick) of New Hamburg, Rob Goettling (Elizabeth) of Kitchener, Karen Reinhart (Joe) of Kitchener. Helen will be sadly missed by her grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Ruby Hamacher of Kitchener, Arlene Arnet of Victoria B.C.; also survived by aunt Irene Sims and her brother Lorne Eckstein (Lois) of Waterloo and her sister-in-law Gertrude Schaefer of Ayr. Predeceased by her parents, Walter and Martha Eckstein; brothers-in-law, Richard Hamacher, Clarence Schaefer and sister-in-law, Violet Fried. Special mom to Sheila, Kim, and Darren (Rose) Longpre. Visitation to take place today (Monday) at 10 a.m. at the Wilmot Centre Missionary Church, 2463 Bleams Rd., Petersburg, followed by a Funeral Service, at 11 a.m.

The Record 27 Jun 2005 pg B7 
Helen Marie Eckstein
 
9137 Died In Toronto, on Sunday, September 18th, 1927 Marie Eckstein Relict of the late Frederick Miller, In her 76th year. The Funeral Will be held from St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Preston, on Wednesday, September 21st, at 2.30 p.m., where services will be held. Interment in Preston Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

 
Mary Catherine Eckstein
 
9138 Valentin Eckstein

After a lengthy illness, Valentin Eckstein, 89 of 19 Strange St, died Thursday at K-W Hospital. Born April 14th, 1872 in Bamberg. Mr. Eckstein was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eckstein. He moved to Kitchener 60 years ago. He was a member of St Peter's Lutheran Church. Mr. Eckstein was predeceased by his wife the former Catherine E. Gaiser, whom he married in Hanover in 1899. She predeceased him Sept 24th. 1954. Surviving are two sons, Reuben of Kitchener, Irvin of Niagara Falls, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of the Henry Eckstein family. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in St Peter's Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Apr 1961 pg 5 
Valentine Eckstein
 
9139 ECKSTEIN, Walter Edward

On Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1990, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Walter Eckstein, in his 93rd year. Mr. Eckstein farmed in Wilmot township for many years and later worked at Uniroyal in Kitchener. Loving father of Lorne and his wife Lois of Waterloo, Helen and her husband Sengster Goettling of Kitchener, Ruby and her husband Richard Hamacher of Kitchener and Arlene Arnet of Victoria, B.C.; beloved brother of Elmer and his wife Florence of Waterloo. Survived by 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by good friend, Lydia Gondosch. Predeceased by his wife, Martha (nee Paepcke); his parents, two brothers and three sisters. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 821 King St. W., Kitchener, on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete funeral service will be held on Saturday, at 1 p.m., in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel. Interment Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Jan 1990 pg A9 
Walter Edward Eckstein
 
9140 Mrs. Jack Deeton

The death occurred at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, on Thursday, December 3rd, 1992 of Nettie Evelyn Deeton of Bright and formerly of Ayr. She was in her 76th year. Born in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, she was the daughter of the late Alexander Eddington and Jane Brown. Mrs. Deeton moved from Wolseley to Ayr in 1937 where she married her husband, the late Jack Deeton, in 1939. She has been a longtime member of Knox United Church. She is survived by her son, Cameron and his wife, Vicki of Cochrane, Alberta; her daugher, Marilyn and her husband, David Drewett of England; by her grandchildren, Owen Deeton and his wife, Lori, Marni Deeton and Julie, Nadine, Jason and Greg Drewett; great-grandchildren, Darci Deeton and Ryan Drewett; sisters, Lavina Wilson of St. John, New Brunswick, and Leona Peagam of Belcarris, Saskatchewan. She will be missed by her dear friend, Alec Linton of Bright. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Deeton was predeceased by her brother, George Eddington of Galt and her sister, Mary Bloomfield of Wolseley, Saskatchewan. Funeral service was held at the Ayr Chapel of Wm. Kipp Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 8, 1992 at 1:30 p.m. Reverend Douglas Willis of Selkirk officiated. Interment was in Ayr Cemetery. Honourary pallbearers were Peter McDonald, Irvin Seyler, John Campbell, Don Thomas, James W. Baker and Roy Baker.

The Ayr News 9 Dec 1992 pg 17 
Nettie Evelyn Eddington
 
9141 EDDY, Allan Clarke

Passed away peacefully, at his home on Friday, September 11, 2015, at the age of 80 years. Beloved husband of Ruth, who predeceased him in May 2010. Loving father of Susan Vallinga (Travis), Darrel (Bobbi-Jo), David (Eleanore), Leeta Davidson (Kenneth), Glenn (Linda) and Matthew. Cherished grandfather of nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Allan will be missed by his siblings, Margaret Schenk, Florence Violot, and Paul Eddy. He is predeceased by his parents, Orloff and Myrtle. Resting at Grace Bible Church, 334 Preston Parkway, Cambridge, on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church, 7975 Hurontario St., Brampton, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral Service will follow at 12 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, with reception to follow. Interment at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario.

Waterloo Region Record 14 Sep 2015 
Allan Clakre Eddy
 
9142 1871 - Sarah Eddy in same household as Eliza Dennis. Sarah S. Eddy
 
9143 Em THOMAS EDE, M.D., died in Galt on May 30th. He was born in Essex County, Ontario, graduated in medicine from Toronto University, and then continued his studies at Edinburgh and London, where he obtained the degrees of L.R.C.P. and F.R.C.S. Subsequently he qualified for service in the British Royal Navy. In 1886 he retired from the Navy and returned to Canada, taking up private practice in vanous parts of the country. He took a very active part in war work, especially in recruiting, his energies being directed chiefly to assisting the Navy League organization. He was a prominent public speaker and his addresses during the past winter will always be remembered as fine examples of the art of oratory. He leaves a widow but no family.1a

1aCanadian Medical Journal 1919 July; 9(7): 652\endash 654. 
Dr. Eli Thomas Ede
 
9144 In 1886 he retired from the Navy and returned to Canada, taking up private practice in vanous parts of the country Dr. Eli Thomas Ede
 
9145 Died. At Kennaquhair, Waterloo Township, on the 13th June, Hannah Eden, beloved wife of James Phin, aged 82 years and 5 months. The funeral will take place on Sunday, June 15th, at half past two o'clock, to the Hespeler Cemetery. June 13, 1884.1a

1aCity of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection 
Hannah Adelphia Eden
 
9146 John R. Eden, Mayor, 1899- 1900 and 1902-3.

Mr. John R. Eden was mayor of Berlin in the years 1899, 1900 and 1902-3. Previous to that, in 1897-8, he sat on the council as reeve and represented the town in the county council. Also in 1903-4 he represented the town in the county council for a term of two years.
During his term of office, the C. P. R. connection was secured and during his first term as mayor the waterworks was put in the hands of a commission. The lighting plant was also purchased during his term of office. In 1.903 he had the hon-or of entertaining Lord Minto, then Governor-General of Canada.1a

1aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co  
Mayor John R. Eden
 
9147 Years Served: 1894 (Deputy Reeve), 1895 (Reeve), 1899-1900 (Mayor), 1902-03 (Mayor), 1920 (Mayor) Mayor John R. Eden
 
9148 Edenborough, Harry, "Diggy" - Peacefully, on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Harry Edenborough, in his 92nd year, of Elmira. Beloved husband of Margaret (Williams) Edenborough for 63 years. Devoted father of Doug and Joan of West Montrose and Bob of Waterloo and father-in-law of Misuzu Yoshino of Japan. Also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Matthew (Robin), Joey and David, Penny and Jeff Maillette and Ryan Edenborough and Lisa of Japan and his great-grandchildren, Cameron, Madeline and Joey Maillette. Also survived by his nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his youngest son, Ross (1991). The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Friday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Saturday transfer will be made to Trinity United Church, Elmira for funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Jagger officiating followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. In his memory donations to War Amps or Shriners Children's Hospital would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. The Glenrose Masonic Lodge AF and AM No.628 Elmira will assemble for a memorial service on Friday evening (tonight) at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record 21 Jan 2005

_________________

An example of the sincerity of the Old Order Mennonites in their methods of fighting social welfare benefits was revealed today by Harry Edenborough, manager of the Silverwood Dairies Ltd., in Elmira, Mr. Edenborough said there are approximately 200 Old Order shipping to the plant. At least 10 percent of them consistently refuse to accept the government subsidy for milk...At this time of the year, a subsidy payment is more than $120 a month. This means he is refusing up to $1,200 a year. He felt it was a handout from the government which he had not earned. We have 20 to 25 of these people who refuse payments2a

2aThe Waterloo Mennonites a Community in Paradox by J. Winfield Fretz 
Harry Walter Edenborough
 
9149 In Loving Memory Died In Blenheim Township, on Monday, June 6th, 1927, at 12 p.m. Agnes Elizabeth Edgar Beloved wife of Douglas R. Lillico In her 57th year. The Funeral Will take place from her late residence, N. half Lot 5, Concession 10, Blenheim, on Thursday, June 9th, at 2 p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation Agnes Elizabeth Edgar
 
9150 Main farm was purchased 1840, passed to Alex Edgar 1880, passed to William G. Edgar 1918, passed to Alex M. Edgar 1953 Alexander Edgar
 
9151 Alex M. Edgar

A lifelong resident of the Reidsville area, Alexander McAllister Edgar, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Friday, February 21, 1997. He was in his 77th year. Born on the home farm, Alps Road, RR 1, Ayr, where he farmed all his life, he was a son of William G. Edgar and Alice Mae Veitch. Alex was a past member of the Ayr Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 172, was active in Knox United Church, Ayr, having served fifteen years as elder and was also on the board of managers. His hobby of acquiring and restoring antique tractors and engines resulted in his having one of the finest collections of these in the province. He had exhibited at the Steam Era Show in Milton every year for the past 36 years. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marion (Ford) Edgar; a daughter, Carol of Ottawa and a son, Lyle of Ayr. Also survived by his brothers, Robert Edgar of Ayr, Dr. Hugh Edgar of London and sisters, Dorothy (Mrs. Clifford Scott) of Chatham, Jean (Mrs. William Stager) of Oakville and Marjorie (Mrs. Robert McLeod) of RR 4, Cambridge and 15 nieces and nephews. Rested at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, where funeral service was held on Tuesday with Rev. Fred Hagle officiating. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 26 Feb 1997 pg 12 
Alexander McAllister "Alex" Edgar
 
9152 Main farm was purchased 1840, passed to Alex Edgar 1880, passed to William G. Edgar 1918, passed to Alex M. Edgar 1953 Alexander McAllister "Alex" Edgar
 
9153 Died. At North Dumfries, on Wednesday, the 7th of September, 1892, at 2 p.m., Cameron A. Second Son of John and Agnes Edgar, Aged 26 years and six months. The Funeral Will take place at three o'clock p.m., on Friday, 9th inst., from the residence of his parents to the Ayr cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, 7th Sept., 1892.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Cameron Anderson Edgar
 
9154 CHARLES E. EDGAR

PRESTON, Sept. 7--- Charles E. Edgar, well known Preston citizen, died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Sunday morning, after an illness of a month's duration. Born in Blair, son of the late John Edgar, Mr. Edgar lived in Preston for some years, then moved to Chicago where he operated a clothing business, returning to Preston six years ago. He was in his 77th year and was a member of St. Paul's United Church. His wife, Rose Ohlman predeceased him three years ago. Surviving are three sisters, Miss Florence Edger, Miss Ida Edger and Mrs. James Landreth, all of Preston. Funeral services were conducted from the Stager-Pass Funeral Home at 2:30 this afternoon with interment in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 7 Sep 1943 pg 15 
Charles E. Edgar
 
9155 Died, In North Dumfries, to-day, (Monday) at 12.15, George Edgar, Aged 71 Years, 3 Months & 9 Days. Funeral, On Thursday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, from his late residence, Lot 31, 9th Con., Cedar Creek, to Mount View Cemetery, Galt. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, April 4th, 1887.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
George Edgar
 
9156 Harry Clifford Edgar was born near Walford, Lambton Co., was educated in Preston Public School and the Galt Collegiate Institute. He first worked for Clare Bros. Ltd. foundry and then became accountant for E. J. Checkley & Co. private bankers. from 1900 to 1908 served as assistant to C. R. Hanning (Preston's Town Clerk). He became clerk in 1908 and remained until 1919. He established the H. C. Edgar Insurance Agency in 1896 which continues as Edgar Insurance Brokers Ltd.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
Harry Clifford Edgar
 
9157 In North Dumfries, near Ayr, this (Saturday) morning, at 6 o'clock. James Edgar, Aged 77 Years. Funeral, on Tuesday, the 25th inst., at one o'clock P.M., from his late residence, Lot 38, 7th Con., to the Burying Ground one mile east of Ayr. North Dumfries, March 22nd, 1873.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
James Edgar
 
9158 Died, In North Dumfries, on Thursday, June 22nd, 1905, at 7.30 a.m., Jeannie D. Edgar, Beloved wife of Robert Morton, in her 36th year. The Funeral Will take place from her father's residence, lot 38 con. 7, North Dumfries, on Saturday, June 24th, at 2.30 p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Janet Douglas "Jeannie" Edgar
 
9159 Died In Ayr, on Saturday, June 14, 1947 Jeannie Douglas Edgar Widow of W.A. Reid, in her 79th year. The Funeral Will take place from her late residence, Elliott Street, Ayr, on Monday, June 16th, at 2.30 p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Jeannie Douglas Edgar
 
9160 Died, In North Dumfries, on Monday, Oct. 1st, 1894, at 5 o'clock, P.M., John Edgar, in his 65th year. Funeral On Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from his late residence to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
John Edgar
 
9161 Marjorie McLeod

Greenfield Road ( RR 1, Ayr) resident, Marjorie Mae McLeod, died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, December 21st, 1999. She was in her 72nd year. Born in North Dumfries Township, she was a daughter of the late Alice Mae Veitch and William Gray Edgar. Marj was a friend to the many students who rode with her on her school bus route for many years. She was a long-time member of Knox United Presbyterian Church, Galt and was a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society offering her support to other cancer patients. She will be missed by her husband, Robert McLeod; her children, Bill and his wife Peggy of RR 1, Ayr, Kathy White of Richmond Hill, Dan and his wife Barbara of Plattsville, Terry McLeod of Cambridge and Norm and his wife Sylvia of Kitchener; grandchildren Nathan, Oedyia, Kitt, Lee, Clayt, Julia and great-granddaughter Cheyenne; sisters, Dorothy and her husband Clifford Scott, Jean and her husband Bill Stager; brother Dr. Hugh Edgar and his wife Margaret; mother-in-law, Viola McLeod of New Hamburg and sisters-in-law Marion Edgar of Ayr and Naomi and her husband Marshall of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Predeceased by brothers Alex and Bob. Friends were received at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home then to Knox Presbyterian Church, Galt, where funeral service was held on Friday, December 24th, at 11 a.m. Rev. Wayne Davis officiated with Dr. Linda Ewing assisting. Interment was in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 29 Dec 1999 pg 9 
Marjorie Mae Edgar
 
9162 Died. In North Dumfries, on Friday morning, 30th inst., at 7 o'clock, Matthew W. Edgar, Second Son of Wm. Edgar, Aged 19 Years, 1 Month, and 8 Days. Funeral on Sabbath, 2nd prox., at 3 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, Lot 38, 7th Con., to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. North Dumfries, April 30, 1886.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Matthew Wallace Edgar
 
9163 In Memoriam Died In the Village of Ayr on Wednesday afternoon, September 20th, 1899, at 3 o'clock, Thomas Edgar, In his 76th year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence Bute Street, on Saturday, September 23rd, at 2 o'clock, p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to attend.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Thomas Edgar
 
9164 Main farm was purchased 1840, passed to Alex Edgar 1880, passed to William G. Edgar 1918, passed to Alex M. Edgar 1953 Thomas Edgar
 
9165 Main farm was purchased 1840, passed to Alex Edgar 1880, passed to William G. Edgar 1918, passed to Alex M. Edgar 1953 William Gray Edgar
 
9166 Robert Edgar

Ayr resident, William Robert Edgar of Colquhoun Street, died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, December 15th, 1999. He was in his 79th year. Born in Ayr, Robert was a son of the late Mae Veitch and William Gray Edgar. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Merchant Marines between Canada and Great Britain. He was a 32-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 121, Galt and a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Association, South Waterloo. He was employed with Air Canada as cargo facilities and equipment manager for 33 years. After his retirement in 1977, he and his wife, the late Jeanette Burnett (1998) divided their time between their homes in Ayr, Florida and Beachburg. Mr. Edgar was an avid car collector. He will be missed by three sisters, Dorothy and her husband Clifford Scott of Chatham, Jean and her husband William Stager of Oakville, Marjorie and her husband Robert McLeod of RR 1, Ayr; one brother, Dr. Hugh Edgar and his wife Margaret of London; sister-in-law Marion Edgar of Ayr ; and by nieces and nephews, Bill, Kathy, Dan, Terry, Norm, David, Margaret, Graeme, Sheila, Cameron, Heather, Duncan, Carol, Lyle and Greg. He was predeceased by his brother Alex Edgar. Funeral service was held at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home on Friday, December 17th at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Linda Ewing officiated. Interment was in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 22 Oct 1999 pg 20 
William Robert "Robert" Edgar
 
9167 WILLIAM R. EDGAR

Preston, Aug. 25 — William Robinson Edgar, for the past 50 years, a resident of Preston, died at his home on Margaret street, early today. He had been ill for about a year. The late Mr. Edgar was well known in Preston for his keen interest in horticultural work. Besides his widow, who was Anna Wettlaufer before her marriage, there survive three sisters, Mrs. Jane Landreth and the Misses, Ida and Florence, all of Preston and two brothers, Mesers, Charles E. Edgar, of Chicago and Harry C. Edgar, of Preston. The funeral will take place from his late residence at 446 Margaret street on Thursday afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock. Interment will take place in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 25 Aug 1938 pg 13 
William Robinson Edgar
 
9168 In Memory of Mary wife of Wm. Raby, born in Staffordshire, England Oct. 13, 1826 died Dec. 12, 1908. Gone but not forgotten

Tombstone Evergreen Cemetery, Fitzgerald, Ben Hill, Georgia, USA 
Mary Edge
 
9169 Mrs. Catharine Schinbein, 90, died at the St. Catharines hospital early on Tuesday morning. She was born in Waterloo. Her late husband, George Schinbein, conducted a shoe store business at Conestogo until the time of his death in 1929. The couple had resided at Conestogo for about forty years. She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Walter (Elizabeth) Shantz of St. Catharines and one son Edler of Kirkwood, Missouri. Their eldest son William died in September, 1933. There are also five grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Friday, Nov. 29th at 1:30 p.m. from the Dreisinger Funeral Home to the Elmira Cemetery with Rev. E. N. Mohr officiating.1a

1aElmira Signet 28 Nov 1946 
Cathrina Edler
 
9170 The late Mrs. J.L. Umbach, whose death was chronicled in our last issue, was born in Virginia, on March 9th, 1849. She came to Canada with her parents when about ten years old, and the family lived in Waterloo for a short time, then in North Woolwich and later on the 6th of Peel. She was married to Mr. Umbach on July 7, 1868, and they lived in North Woolwich until 1900 when they came to Elmira. Last October they moved to Floradale, where they bought the Quickfall home. Besides her sorrowing husband she leaves three children, namely, Samuel, on the old homestead, Joshua, in Victoria, B.C., and Mrs. J. B. Snyder, at Floradale. She is also survived by her brother, Mr. Geo. Edler, and two sisters, Mrs. Con. Miller, Elmira, and Mrs. George Schinbein, of Conestogo. Mrs. Umbach enjoyed good health until about a month ago when she occasionally got spells of dizziness. These finally ended in a fatal stroke of apoplexy after she had been in bed for about ten days. The remains were laid to rest in Elmira Union Cemetery last Sunday afternoon, Pastor F.B. Meyer, of the Evangelical Church, officiating. A large number of friends paid her a last tribute of respect by attending the funeral.

Elmira Signet Jul 31 1913 pg 1 
Mary Edler
 
9171 Lamentable Accident in Galt - A very sad accident happened in Galt on Saturday afternoon last about half-past 5 o'clock, whereby a fine little son of our esteemed townsman, Mr. J.W. Edmand, lost his life. It appears that the little boy aged about 9 years, along with his younger sister was playing in the back garden attached to the house in which Mr. Edmand lives, which is only separated by a fence from the river. The water at this time was so high in the river that it was even with the garden, and it would appear that while playing, the two by some means got to a place where there was nothing to prevent them falling into the water. The little boy was the most venturesome, and getting very close to the edge, by some means he fell in and was of course borne rapidly away by the swift current. His little sister ran screaming to the house and gave the alarm, but nothing could be done. Parties passing over the bridge had a momentary glimpse of the poor little fellow as he went below it, and the alarm given aid was attempted and parties started down the river, but only one or two saw anything of the little fellow, and owing to the tremendous current they were unable to do anything towards a rescue. Just below Mr. Siddall's all trace was lost, and although an active search has been maintained ever since we are very sorry to say no trace of the body has been discovered. This poor little fellow was a general favorite in the town, and it is with the sincerest sorrow that their many friends tender to the bereaved parents their sympathy in their fearful loss. We have said that an active search has been going on ever since the accident, and that so far the efforts made have been unsuccessful. We are pleased to hear that the residents along the river are aiding those who are carrying on the search, and we would ask our friends between here and Glenmorris and below, now that the water is falling rapidly, to give a few minutes now and then to inspecting the banks of the river.

Galt Reporter Sep 20 1878 pg 2 
Harry Dee Edmand
 
9172 Edmund, J. W., general agent. Is a native of Laprairie County, Quebec. Born, 1834, Has been a resident of the county since 1870.2a

2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 
John W. Edmund
 
9173 EDMUNDS, Brooks Wakefield 1905
Death of old Wellesley resident.
One of the old residents of Wellesley township, in the person of Mr. Brooks Wakefield Edmunds, died at Berlin last week at the age of 80 years. Deceased was born at Scarboro, Ont. and was married to a sister of Dr. Lancerkin, late M. P. for Grey county. Mr. Edmunds lived for many years on a farm northwest of Hawkesvile but moved to Berlin, opposite the greenbush, a few years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Edmunds had a family of 8 children, 5 of whom are living, namely: Dr. Ira Edmunds, St. Cloud, Minn.; Mrs. Andrew Fowler, on the old homestead; Mrs. Dr. Noecker Waterloo; Miss May at home, and Miss Ella, milliner at Elmira. The interment took place at Hawkesville on Sunday forenoon.1a

1aElmira Signet 18 May 1905 
Brooks Wakefield Edmunds
 
9174 Mrs. Mary Haines, daughter of Asahel Edmonds, of Maryborough, and wife of Samuel Haines of Wellesley, whom she married in Jan., 1846, died of consumption, Sept. 20, 1867, in her 41st year, and was buried in the Hawkesville Cemetery; survived by her husband and 8 children. For 13 years, she had been a member of the Wesleyan Church in the village of Hawkesville.1a

1aThe Christian Guardian 8 Jan 1868 pg 8 
Mary Edmunds
 
9175 1901 Berlin Census - Edward is a lodger in the home of Mary and William Viedt Gildner Edward
 
9176 Alexander MacKay Edwards was born in Bothwell 6 Apr 1872, the son of Charles Edwards and Annie MacKay. Educated in Bothwell and at Glencoe he completed his formal educations at the Ontario College of Pharmacy. About 1900 he opened the White Drug Store which later became Meikleham's Pharmacy. In 1912 he sold the drug store and created the Galt Stove and Furnace Co. and served as president. He served on Galt council, reeve and mayor. He was elected to represent Waterloo South in the House of Commons in 1925.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
Alexander M. Edwards, MP
 
9177 Elizabeth's last name may have been Townsend, it is possible that she was mother of Robert Townsend who married Charles Godbold's daughter. Elizabeth Edwards
 
9178 1871 - George Edwards was in the same household as Abram Ball. George Edwards
 
9179 TANTON, Mildred (nee Edwards)

Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Sunday, September 6, 2009, at the age of 84. Devoted wife of the late, George Tanton (1993). Loving mother of Carol Chappell (nee Tanton) and her husband Clay and grandmother of Craig and Caitlyn. Dear sister of Larry Edwards of Sarnia, Myrna Wallis (Ron) of St. Thomas, Donna Birtch of Cambridge, Darlene Barnes of Watford, Madeline McCallum (Mike) of Brantford and Rieta Harris (Doug) of Dungannon. Mildred will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by five brothers. Mildred was an active member of the David Durward Center, The Alan Reuter Center and the Golden Opportunities Program as well as a past member of the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family received friends on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (today) at 1 p.m. Rev. R. Merritt officiating.

Cambridge Times 16 Sep 2009 
Mildred Edwards
 
9180 Robert Edwards was born in Toronto, was converted by the Primitive Methodists as a young man living in Toronto Twp., and settled c. 1846 in Chinquacousy, where he worked as a blacksmith. In 1855, he settled on a farm in Wellesley, where he joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church. he died in the same twp., Nov. 1 1863, and was buried in Hawkesville Cemetery: survived by his wife and 6 children.1a

1aChristian Guardian Newspaper 27 Jan 1864 pg 19 
Robert Edwards
 
9181 WALLACE EARL EDWARDS 1922 - 2008 It is with great sadness that the family of Wallace Earl Edwards, age 86 years, announces his passing on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Wallace's courage, positive attitude and determination to win his battle with lymphoma has been and will always be an inspiration to his family. He was optimistic and hopeful to the end, supervising the planting of spring bulbs in his garden the day before he entered the hospital for his final stay. Wallace was born in Hamilton, Ontario on October 3, 1922, and graduated from Saltfleet High School in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Wallace was a Second World War Veteran (RCAF 1942 - 1945, Sixth Bomber Group, stationed in Topcliffe, Yorkshire, England). Wallace was a long time employee of the Kitchener Waterloo Record in the Circulation Department, having previously worked for the Toronto Telegram and Prudential Insurance Company. He was a long time member of St. Columba Anglican Church, having served as a Sunday School Teacher and Board Member. His interests in life included gardening, mineral collecting, jewelry making, wood carving, music and dancing. He also had a passion for traveling which started early in life. When he was stationed overseas, his 48 hour passes allowed him to see many parts of England, Scotland and Wales. With his wife Joyce and children he camped from coast to coast in Canada, visiting destinations known for mineral collecting. He visited Hawaii, China, Britain and the Caribbean with Joyce, and later traveled with his friend Evelyn to South America, Europe, Iceland, Russia, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia. Wallace was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joyce, a war bride from England, in 1991, after 46 years of marriage, and predeceased in January 2008 by his dear friend and traveling companion, Evelyn McLaughlin. He is survived by his children, John Dennis Edwards and his wife Joanne, Deborah Mae Latta and her husband Wayne, and Lois Anne Bowman and her husband Jim; grandchildren, Holly and Wesley Edwards, Joshua and Nathan Latta; brother-in-law, Jack Payne and nieces, Shelly and Darlene. He was predeceased by his brother, Clifford in 2007; sister-in-law, Mildred in 2002 and sister-in-law, Margaret in 1998. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, for Outpatient services, knowing they need more equipment such as vitals machines. The family extends gratitude to Oncologist Dr. Bob Stevens and nurse Nikki for the compassionate care that Wallace received for the past 3½ years, and the encouragement they gave him to continue to hope. The family also thanks all the staff working on the 6th Floor Oncology unit at Grand River Hospital for their sensitive and dignified care. On Saturday, November 1, 2008 a memorial service to celebrate the life of Wallace will take place in the chapel of the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dana Rodgers officiating. Private family interment in Parkview Cemetery will follow. A reception will be held in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home following the graveside service.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - Oct. 28, 2008  
Wallace Earl Edwards
 
9182 BAULK. Marjorie B.

Of River Bend Place, Coronation Boulevard, Cambridge, formerly of Moore Street, Cambridge, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, Sept. 12, 1992. Marjorie Edworthy, beloved wife of the late Walter Baulk. Beloved mother of Kenneth of Vancouver, Beverley (Mrs Ray Middleton) of Salt Lake city, Utah, loving grandmother of Michael and Greg. Predeceased by twin brothers and one sister. Mrs Baulk was horn in Orkney. Ont., a resident of Cambridge, since 1947 from Kitchener. Owned and opcrated the Preston Times, the Hespepler Herald and the Waterloo Chronicle for a number of years and was a member of St John’s Anglican Church, Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Sunday. Sept. 13, 1992, from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 14, 1992, (today), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home, Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Sep 1992 pg A11 
Marjorie B. Edworthy
 
9183 Boshart, Bertha - Of Nithview Nursing Home, at her residence, on Thursday, Jan. 6, 1994, in her 100th year. Dear mother of Kenneth Boshart of Kitchener and Thelma Makcrow and her husband Charles of Cambridge. Also surviving are one brother, Ernest of Cambridge; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Bertha Boshart was predeceased by two brother and three sisters. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 9, 1994, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 10, 1994 at a time and place to be announced in Saturday's edition of the Record.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, January 7, 1994 
Bertha Egerdee
 
9184 Wellesley Couple Married 60 Years

Mrs. and Mrs. Edward J. Miller of Wellesley were married 60 years Monday. Mr. Miller and his wife, the former Caroline Egerdie, were married at the Wellesley Lutheran parsonage with Rev. Daniel Lochner officiating. The couple farmed at the Miller homestead in the village for 25 years. Mr. Miller was a dairyman for the village for six years. Leaving the farm, he continued as a Waterloo county road foreman until retiring after 42 years service. The couple have been lifelong residents of Wellesley and members of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church. They have one son, Willard of Kitchener; three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Gladys) Schlote of Waterloo, Nelda K. of Kitchener and Mrs. Arthur (Helen) Reiner of Wellesley, and six grandchildren.1a

1aElmira Signet 29 Dec 1965 pg 8 
Carolina "Carrie" Egerdee
 
9185 BOWMAN, Hulda 1995 On Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995, at Nithview Home, New Hamburg, in her 94th year. She was born in Wilmot township a daughter of the late William and Eva (Hank) Egerde. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was a member of the ELW, a member of the Social Committee, a member of the Trinity Quilting Group. She was also a member of the New Hamburg Women's Institute, a member of the Lawn Bowling League, a member of the Horticultural Club and a member of the 39 Plus Club, New Hamburg. Beloved wife of Henry B. Bowman who predeceased her November 12, 1962. Loving mother of Doris and her husband Stanley Wagner of Haysville; dear grandmother of Nancy and David Brown of Kitchener, Brian and Beryl Wagner of Halifax, N.S., Darcy and Vanda Wagner, Marilyn and Bruce Battler, all of R.R. 2, New Hamburg; ever remembered by her great grandchildren, Karen and Kevin Brown, Amy, Dale, Julie and Lisa Battler, Katlyn, Troy, Gretchen and Carson Wagner. Sadly missed by her brother, John Egerde of Ayr and her sister-in-law, Cleo (Mrs. Albert Egerde) of New Dundee. Hulda was predeceased by two sons, Wallace and Delmer; two brothers, Alvin and his wife Edith Egerde and Albert Egerde and two sisters, Alma and her husband, Solomon Bowman and Laura and her husband William Kurt. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, today (Friday) from 3:30-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Saturday, transfer will be made to Trinity Lutheran Church for the service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Andre Lavergne officiating. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery, New Dundee. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Nithview Home.1a

1aThe Record 11 Oct 1995 
Hulda Egerdee
 
9186 RALPH FRED EGERDEEN 1919 - 2008 Passed away, on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at the age of 89 years. Beloved husband of the late Klara Egerdeen, (2002). Dear father of Charles and his wife Sharon of Fergus and Susan Richards and her husband Fred of Cambridge. Cherished grandfather of Trish, David, Michael, Judy, Jennifer, Bradley Amy, Myra and Steven plus six great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother, Laverne (Ike) and his wife Marie; sister, Jean and her husband Art Elchert and Stacia Huehn. Predeceased by his son, Bryan and by his five brothers and one sister. Ralph was a longtime employee of Burns Food until his retirement. He was involved in many sports in his younger years. In his golden years he enjoyed being a spectator. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports and was amused by their antics. Ralph was also a veteran of the Second World War. Honouring Ralph's personal wishes there will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation has taken place and a private interment was held at Parkview Cemetery. Condolences to the family and donations to Grace Lutheran Church may be arranged through the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. South, Waterloo, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Ralph, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 12 Aug 2008 
Ralph Fred Egerdeen
 
9187 Pastor Adolf Eggers (one of Rev.Jurgen Goos's fellow passengers on the ship the Ems) Rev. Adolph Egger
 
9188 EGGERT, JOHN WILLIAM “BILL”

A well known Hespeler district resident, of R. R. #2, Hespeler, in South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, early on Friday, March 8, 1963. Mr. Eggert, who was in his 76th year, had been in hospital for ten days. Born in Preston, son of the late John Eggert and Mary Fach, he had resided in Puslinch Township for the past ten years. He was a mechanic and was employed by the Guelph Sand and Gravel until his retirement five years ago. He was a member of St. Mary of the Visitation Church in Hespeler and of the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife, Maud Kelly, whom he married in Hespeler in 1911; two sons, James of Ottawa; Willard, at home; two daughters, Violet, at home and Jean (Mrs. Joseph Carter) of Guelph. A daughter, Marion (Mrs. Ed Burnett) died in 1948. Maurice J. O’Brien Funeral Residence, 328 Lowther St. (at Laurel) in Preston. Requiem mass sung at 10 on Monday by Rev. D. D. Simpson in St. Mary of the Visitation Church. Numerous floral and spiritual tributes were offered. Casket-bearers: Gerald Schwantz, Bernard Goodburn and Robert From from Hespeler; Harold Smith, Thomas Hilton and Hugh Dickison of Guelph. Interment St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Mar 1963 pg 19 
John William "William Isadore" Eggert
 
9189 Kajetan in 1890 donated money towards Waterloo's First Roman Catholic church building. Kajetan Egle
 
9190 EGOFF, Sheila Agnes - Officer of the Order of Canada, died on May 22, 2005, in her 88th year, at Vancouver, B.C. Born in Auburn, Maine, she grew up in Galt (now Cambridge), Ontario. Her lifelong career as a scholar and critic of children's literature, and pre-eminent promoter of Canadian children's literature in particular, began at the Galt Public Library. After graduating from the University of Toronto and qualifying as a librarian at the University of London (England), she worked at the Children's Room of the Toronto Public Libraries and with their Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, where experience in serving the reading needs of contemporary children was balanced with learning about four centuries of writing, publishing, and illustrating books for children. After a short period on the staff of the Canadian Library Association, she was recruited to join the faculty of the School of Librarianship at the University of British Columbia soon after its establishment in 1961. By her retirement in 1983 as Professor Emerita, she had sent a generation of enthusiastic promoters of children's books and reading from Vancouver to libraries across Canada, in the United States, and elsewhere. They applied her rigorous message "only the best is good enough for children!" by writing children's books, storytelling, practising and administering children's services in public and school libraries, and contributing to the cultural life of their communities. Her own writing and editing include the books "The Republic of Childhood", "Thursday's Child", "Worlds Within", "Children's Periodicals of the 19th Century", "Only Connect", and two annotated catalogues of holdings in the Arkley Collection of Early and Historical Children's Literature which she attracted to the University of British Columbia Library; also articles, survey reports, and published speeches. Retirement did not stop the flow; her final book "My Life with Children's Books" will appear posthumously in a few months. In addition to the Order of Canada, her public honours include honorary doctorates from the Universities of Alberta, New Brunswick, and Victoria. Among many professional honours are the Award for Lifetime Achievement in Children's Literature Scholarship of the Children's Literature Association and the annual British Columbia Book Prize for Children's Literature which bears her name. Predeceased by her brother George and sister-in-law Luella, she is survived by their sons, her nephews John, Brian, and Christopher Egoff, and John's wife and children, all of Cambridge, Ontario. Donations to the scholarship already established in her name may be sent to the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia.1a

1aThe Record newspaper 25 May 2005 
Sheila Agnes Egoff
 
9191 WELLESLEY - Mrs. Edward Schmidt of Lisbon died Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. She was 83.

Born in North Easthope Township, she was the former Amelia (Millie) Ehnes, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ehnes. She was a member of the Wellesley Community Missionary Church. Her husband predeceased her Sept. 13, 1951.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur C. and Howard J., both of RR 1, Gadshill; one daughter, Mrs. Henry (Idella) Schmidt of RR 1, New Hamburg; two brothers, Ephraim of Kitchener and Arthur of Weston and nine grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, a daughter, two brothers and three sisters.

The body will be at the Futher Brothers Funeral Home, Wellesley after 7 o'clock tonight. Rev. Lynn Snider will conduct the service at the funeral home Friday at 2:30 p.m. Temporary entombment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran chapel followed by burial at a later date in the Lutheran United cemetery.1a

1a 
Amelia "Millie" Ehnes
 
9192 WELLESLEY - Mrs. Mary Paff, 83, of Wellesley died today at a London hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born in North Easthope Township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ehnes. She had resided in Wellesley for many years. Her husband, the late William Paff, died in 1931. Mrs. Paff was a member of the Lisbon Evangelical United Brethren Church. Surviving are two brothers, Ephriam of Kitchener and Arthur of Weston, and one sister, Mrs. Amelia Schmidt of Lisbon. Two brothers and two sisters predeceased her. The body will rest at the Futher Funeral Home, Wellesley, after noon Sunday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Jan 1963 
Mary Ehnes
 
9193 WELLESLEY - Mrs. Sarah Paff, 81, of Wellesley, died Thursday at her home. Born in North Easthope Township, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ehnes. A resident of Wellesley for the past 14 years, she was a member of the Lisbon Evangelical UB Church and a life member of the Women's Society of World Service. Surviving are two sons, Edward and Albin of Wellesley; two sisters, Anna of Wellesley and Mrs. Lloyd (Agnes) Kaufman of Wellesley; two brothers, Ephraim of Kitchener and Arthur of Weston; two sisters, Mrs. William (Mary) Paff of London and Mrs. Edward (Amelia) Schmidt of RR 1, Wellesley, and three grandchildren. Her husband, John, predeceased her. The body will be at the Futher Funeral Home, Wellesley, until Sunday noon when removal will be made to the Lisbon Church where the funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Ronald Amy, pastor. Interment will be in the church cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record  
Sarah Ehnes
 
9194 EHRAT, John Jacob - On Sunday, Feb. 24, 1985, at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, John Ehrat, of 145 MacGregor Cres., Waterloo, formerly of Philipsburg.

He was born in Switzerland 83 years ago, son of the late Johannes Ehrat and the former Anna Busenhart. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg; the Canadian Order of Foresters of Court Nith, Philipsburg, where he was a treasurer for 31 years and in 1975 was named forester of the Year. A member of the Waterloo Rod and gun club, the New Hamburg Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 532 and the Senior Citizens of New Dundee.

Beloved husband of the former Eva Forler, whom he married February 10 1934; sadly missed by his son, Ronald and his wife Helen of RR2, Baden; his daughter, Sheila and her husband Grant McLaughlin of Waterloo; fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Christine Ehrat, Kathryn Skowron, Michael and Susan McLaughlin and one sister, Margait of Schaffhausen, Switzerland; one nephew, Rudolf Muffler of Switzerland.

He was predeceased by one son, Paul in infancy and one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Muffler.

Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., Ne Hamburg, after 7 pm this evening and until Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1985, at noon, when transfer will be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg, for service at 2 pm, with rev. D. Kranz officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Feb 1985 pg D11 
John Jacob Ehrat
 
9195 EHRHARDT, Edward L.

Of St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, on Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Lillian Russ: dear father of Rev. Lawrmce Ehrhardt and his wife Sharon of Petawawa, Linda Ehrhardt and Janice Chapple and her husband Bruce, all of Cambridge and Karen Ocelak of K itchener. Lovingly remembered by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Survived by one brother, Carl of Cambridge and one sister, Helen Reidt of Guelph. Predeceased by his parents, George and Laura Ehrhardt: one sister, Nelda Klein and two grandchildren. Mr. Ehrhardt was born in Waterloo township and has been a lifelong resident of the Cambridge area. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, a retired inspector for the Ministry of Transportation, a member of the Preston Masonic Lodge No. 297, a Skipper of the former 1st Hespeler Rover Scouts Crew, a Veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. and served with the police force in Ontario, for over 30 years. The family received friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge on Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. and again today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, 96 Queen St. E., Cambridge (Hespeler) on Saturday, July 3, 1999, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Andrew Paulsen officiating. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 2 Jul 1999 pg B4 
Edward L. Ehrhardt
 
9196 EHRHARDT, GEORGE WILLIAM
Well known Hespeler and district resident, suddenly, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital in Galt, on Sunday evening October 14, 1962, of 69 Hungerford Rd. in Hespeler, in his 78th year. Husband of the late Edith Grill (1915) and the late Laura Gremm (1954). Father of Carl of Hespeler, Edward of Preston; Nelda (Mrs. Ernest Klein) of Hespeler; and Mrs. Helen Reidt of Waterloo. Brother of Harry of R. R. #1, Hespeler. Predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Born in Guelph Township, he was the son of the late William Ehrhardt and Sophia Hefkey. A retired farmer, Mr. Erhardt had lived in Hespeler since 1947 and previously resided at R. R. #3, Galt in Waterloo Township. He was a valued and honoured member of St. James' Lutheran Church in Hespeler, served on the church boards and was a lay delegate to the synod. Stager Nelson Funeral Home, 23 Galt St. in Hespeler. Funeral at St. James Lutheran Church on Wednesday at 2, conducted by Rev. David Kaiser. Interment Hespeler Cemetery. A special memorial service for family and friends was held at the church at 9: 30 p. m. on Tuesday. 
George Ehrhardt
 
9197 LUDWIG, Elizabeth G. (nee Eich) -Passed away, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Thursday, March 8, 2001, at the age of 87. Wife of the late Clarence Anthony Joseph Ludwig. Dear mother of Ron Ludwig and his wife Paula and Paul Ludwig and his wife Louise, all of Kitchener and Liz Kittel and her husband Raymond of Waterloo; cherished grandmother of Tammy and Shelley Kittel, Andrea and husband Jeff Wilson, Jason Ludwig and Kimberley and husband Harold Kump; great-grandmother of Laura and Ryan Kump and Kyle and Jessica Wilson. Predeceased by her parents, George Eich and Margaret (nee Stever); her brother, Weldon Pommer and sister, Frieda Bowman. Elizabeth was a member of St. Louis RC Parish in Waterloo and was active with the Adult Recreation Centre in Waterloo. Mrs. Ludwig's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo today (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2001 in the funeral home chapel, followed by a time of fellowship in the funeral home Reception Room. Interment in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Arthritis Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.1a

1aThe Record newspaper 9 Mar 2001 
Elizabeth Geogina Eich
 
9198 The News Record Apr 17, 1917
Sudden Death of Mrs. Samuel Lindner. There passed from life to death this morning Mrs. Lindner wife of Mr Samuel Lindner of 63 Wilhelm street. Mrs. Lindner had not been sick [--] last evening she was out visiting a sick neighbor and returned about ten o'clock. As she was undressing to retire she suffered a paralytic stroke followed by a hemorrhage in the head. A physician was called at once but she only lived until six o'clock this morning and was unconscious from the time the attack came. Mrs. Lindner was about 47 years of age and leaves a sorrowing husband and nine children to mourn her sudden death. She was born in Millbank on 27th August 1870 and thus was 46 years 7 months and 2 days old. Her maiden name was Maria Eich. Mrs. Lindner was a member of the English Lutheran church. Her funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The sympathy of all who knew her will be extended to the bereaved family. 
Maria Eich
 
9199 Tombstone Reads. Carl August Emil "Emil" Eicheldinger
 
9200 Clement Eicheldinger

PRESTON — Clement Eicheldinger, 51, formerly of Preston and late of Welland, died of a heart seizure in Montreal, yesterday while on vacation. Born in Preston, Mr. Eicheldinger moved to Welland several years ago where he was employed as an inspector in an electrical manufacturing company. An affiliated Roman Catholic with membership in a Welland church. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and a third and fourth degree Knight of Columbus. He is survived by his wife Nancy and one sister, Mrs. William (Rita) Ryerson of Detroit. The body will be at Maurice O'Brien Funeral Home here, from Friday noon until 8:30 a.m. Saturday, when removal will be made to St. Clement's RC Church for requiem mass at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Clement's Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Aug 1962 pg 19 
Clement Grant Eicheldinger
 
9201 Lived with Peter Boesinger. Larry Eicher
 
9202 Killed in Action Sgt. Benjamin William "Ben" Eichler
 
9203 Lived with Michael Eichler. Christian Eichler
 
9204 Listed in 1852 census of Wilmot as residing in America Daniel Eichler
 
9205 Acquired in 1854 it remained in family hands from 1854 to at least 1975. Owners: Michael Eichler 1854, Julius Eichler 1885, Thalma Eicher 1920, Stanley A. Wagner 1947 Julius Eichler
 
9206 FOE, Mary Josephine

Of 554 Dolph St. N., Cambridge, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 1979, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 62nd year. Mary Josephine Eichler. Beloved wife of Howard Foe; dear mother of Norman of Mission, B.C., John of Cambridge. Linda (Mrs. Wayne Duggan) and Beverley, both of Cambridge. Predeceased by one son Russell and a daughter Marilyn. Survived by four brothers, Roland of Mississauga, Albert of Wasaga, Calvin of Waterloo and James of Kitchener, and four sisters, Sarah (Mrs. Alfred Cavey) of New Hamburg, Martha (Mrs. Fred Wilts) of Stratford, Mabel (Mrs. Victor Nablo) and June (Mrs. Neil Garland) of Kitchener. Predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Survived by seven grandchildren. Mrs. Foe was born in New Hamburg and had been a resident of Cambridge since 1940. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, for funeral and committal services, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Sep 1979 pg 29 
Mary Josephine Eichler
 
9207 Acquired in 1854 it remained in family hands from 1854 to at least 1975. Owners: Michael Eichler 1854, Julius Eichler 1885, Thalma Eicher 1920, Stanley A. Wagner 1947 Michael Eichler
 
9208 Acquired in 1854 it remained in family hands from 1854 to at least 1975. Owners: Michael Eichler 1854, Julius Eichler 1885, Thalma Eicher 1920, Stanley A. Wagner 1947 Thalma Eichler
 
9209 EICHHOLZ - ARNO JACOB

At the K-W Hospital, on Tuesday, July 24, 1973, Arno Eichholz, age 79, of 45 Alexandra Ave., after a lengthy illness; born in Carrick township, retired from Carling Breweries in 1959; member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a veteran of the First World War. Son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Adam Eichholz; father of Arno Jr., Waterloo; Mrs. Lloyd (Erna) Cassidy of Waterloo, Mrs. Edna Bridgeford of Waterloo, Mrs. Andrew (Vera) Gilmour of Toronto, Florence and Frieda at home; brother of Emanuel of Niagara Falls, N.Y., John of Kitchener, Henry and David of Waterloo, Mrs. Saloma Hill of Clifford and Mrs. Ernest (Martha) Hill of Hanover Predeceased by his wife Elsie Meisner in 1963, also by one brother; survived also by 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, until noon on Thursday when removal will be made to St. John's Lutheran Church for the service at 2 p.m., Pastor A. L. Conrad officiating. Interment Waterloo Mount Hope cemetery. Donations to St. John's Lutheran Church building fund or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Jul 1973 
Arno Jacob Eicholz
 
9210 EICHHOLZ, FLORENCE

At the K-W Hospital, on Oct. 12, 1974, Florence Eichholz, age 48, of 49 William St. West, Waterloo, she lived in Waterloo all her life and was a chartered member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Waterloo. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arno Eichholz. Sister of Arno, Mrs. Lloyd (Erna) Cassidy, Mrs. Edna Bridgeford, Miss Frieda Eichholz, all of Waterloo, and Mrs. Andrew (Vera) Gilmour of Beverly Hills, California. Also survived by 13 nieces and nephews and three great-nephews. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo after noon on Sunday til 11 a.m. on Tuesday, thence to Mount Zion Lutheran Church for service at 1 p.m., Rev. Norman Lange officiating. Interment Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations to Mount Hope Lutheran Building Fund, or the Canadian Cancer Society, will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Oct 1974 
Florence Eicholz
 
9211 NEW HAMBURG - March 1, 1953 - Mrs. E.D. Eidt died early this morning at her home on Peel St., at the age of 73 years. She suffered a paralytic stroke February 17 from which she failed to rally. Mrs. Eidt was born at Philipsburg, May 18, 1871. Following her marriage she and her husband operated the Philipsburg store. They retired eight months ago and moved to New Hamburg. She was a member of the Evangelical Church. Surviving are her husband, one son Sydney, at home; and two daughters [should read sisters], Mrs. John Hahn, Baden, and Mrs. M. J. Thiel, London, Ontario. One daughter, Vera, died 11 years ago. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon with service at the residence on Peel St., at 2 o'clock, followed by service at Zion Evangelical Church. Interment will be made in Oetzels Cemetery, North Easthope. Rev. Clayton Becker, pastor of the New Hamburg Evangelical Church will conduct the services, assisted by Rev. W.H. Campbell of Oetzels Church. The remains will rest at Becker's Funeral Parlor until tomorrow afternoon when removal will be made to the residence.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Mar 1953 
Caroline Eidt
 
9212 It is reported that Conrad is buried in Zion Lutheran Church Cem. Philipsburg, Ontario, no documentation. Conrad Eidt
 
9213 EIDT, Earl Edwin - On Monday, Nov. 19, 1990, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Earl Eidt, of RR 1, New Hamburg. He was born in Wilmot township, 70 years ago and was a son of the late Alvin Eidt and the former Mary Ann Eydt. He was a very active member of Lisbon United Church. He was a member and former President of the Stratford Agricultural Society. Beloved husband of the former Kathryn Lantz; loving father of Paul and his wife Betty Ann of RR 1, Gads Hill, Ken and his wife Pat of RR 1, New Hamburg, Bruce at home and Yvonne and her husband Larry Pletsch of RR 4, Stratford. Sadly missed by seven grandchildren, Leanne, Stephanie, Matthew, Sherri-Lynn, Gary, Jason and Cherise. Dear brother of Delton of RR 2, Baden and Mrs. Erna Mohr of RR 4, Stratford. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Doering and Mrs. Ila Buck. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) and until Thursday at noon, when transfer will be made to Lisbon United Church for the service at 2 p.m. with Rev. T.E. Dahms, Rev. D. Irwin and Rev. P. Ashwin officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Nov 1990 
Earl Edwin Eidt
 
9214 Edwin D. Eidt, well known and esteemed resident of New Hamburg, passed away suddenly at his home on Peel Street last Friday morning at the advanced age of 87 years. Mr. Eidt was born at Philipsburg, a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. John L. Eidt. He spent the greater part of his life at Philipsburg, where he taught school for 22 years and also owned the village store and was postmaster. He was a commissioner of the Wilmot Township municipal telephone system for 23 years. For 52 years he was choir leader at Oetzels Church. In 1892 he married the former Caroline Eidt, who died in 1945. He retired to New Hamburg in 1944 and was a member of Evangelical-United Brethren Church. One son, Sydney, at home survives. A daughter, Vera, died in 1934. He was also predeceased by two brothers and one sister. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon with service at Zion Evangelical-United Brethren Church, conducted but the minister, Rev. M.E. Reuber, and interment was in Oetzels Cemetery, North Easthope. Edwin D. Eidt
 
9215 A-1-44 George Eidt: Administration with Will annexed to the Estate of George Eidt, formerly of the Township of Wilmot, deceased, granted to his widow Anna Maria, now intermarried with Lawrence Koenig, of the same place, Yeoman; after her having delivered written permission of such her resent husband to administer; And such Administration granted on her giving proof that the said George Eidt is dead, and having died on or about the 6th September 1851 and the hereinafter transcribed translation - and such translation duly testified - of the last will of the said deceased showing itself incompletely, there being no Executors to it. And the said administratrix giving Bond with two sureties, viz, her aforesaid present husband Lawrence Koenig and Andrew Reiber of said Wilmot, Farmer, namely the said Koenig into the sum of £25/- and the said Reiber into the sum of £12/10/-, for her due Administration of the said Estate. The inventory stated to be and to amount of but Ten Pounds. And the said Translation of the Will of the said Deceased - written in the original in the German language, reads as follows, that is to say:-

"I the Subscriber, in case I shall died, do hereby make known my last Will. All property, the Real property as well as my other Goods, shall after my death belong to my wife a born Ann Maria Victor. In all cases, even if she doth intermarry again, she shall retain unalterably all the property. Done Wilmot the 6th September 1851"

Witnessed by V. Schmidt and Jost Gunther
Will dated 6 September 18511a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
George Eidt
 
9216 Philipsburg - An extraordinary and very sudden fatality occurred on Saturday afternoon, April 4th, when Idella, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eidt, was on her any home from the village store. She was accompanied by one of her cousins, and had in her mouth a small wooden tube with a rubber attachment which accidently lodged in her larynx, and before assistance arrived, life was extinct. Idella was of a cheerful disposition and will be greatly missed by her school mates and friends. She was eleven years old, less ten days, and a gloom is cast over the whole community by such an untimely death. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence to Oelzel's cemetery.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, April 9, 1908

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Idella Christina Eidt
 
9217 John is reportedly born in Hatterode, Hessen, Germany, documentation needed Johannes "John" Eidt
 
9218 Crash Injuries claim life of Hanover man

LONDON - A 66 year old Hanover man has died of injuries received in a two car crash Sept. 16, near Walkerton., Stuart W. Eidt, driver of one of the cars, died Thursday at Victoria Hospital here. The accident at Bruce County Roads 3 and 15 about 15 kilometres north of Walkerton, also claimed the life of Susan Bell, 31, of Paisley, who was in the other car. Eidt is survived by two sons, a daughter, one sister and two brothers. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Westmount Funeral Chapel in Kitchener.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Oct 1989 
Stuart William Eidt
 
9219 Worked for Nicholas Schinbein. John Eiler
 
9220 MISS LAURA EILER

PRESTON, Dec. 19— The death occurred on Sunday, following a brief illness, of Laura Eiler at the home of her nephew, Percy Candler, Fountain street, Preston. The late Miss Eiler, who was 78 years of age, was born in Shakespeare and had resided in Kitchener for many years before coming to Preston, six years ago. The deceased was of Christian Science faith. Surviving are one brother, Adam Eiler of Welland and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Krahling of Niagara Falls and Mrs. George Capling of Shakespeare.The remains are at the H. K. Stager, Funeral Home, 308 Dover street, from where service will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 19 Dec 1938 pg 15 
Laura Eiler
 
9221 On the 6th inst., at Wilmot, Magdalena, beloved wife of Jacob B. Roth, aged 36 years and 3 months.

New Hamburg Independent 10 Jun 1892 pg 3 
Magdalena Eiman
 
9222 Earl Einwechter, director of New Dundee's Little German Band, was one of that Village's most colourful citizens of the past century. A lifelong resident of the area, he and his twin brother Emmerson were born on a farm, the first of two sets of twins in a family of seven sons. Einwechter was one of the early cream haulers for the New Dundee Creamery beginning in 1922, often rising at 3:30 a.m. in the winter to start his long route to Galt with a team of horses and sleigh. He also owned and operated the New Dundee Hotel from 1954 to 1957.

He was the leader of the Little German Band from 1948 to the late 1980s. At the band's first performance in 1947, he pulled a live piglet from his horn, much to the amusement of the audience. He directed the band "with dignity" in black top hat, tails, flippers, and a dish mop for his baton. The band played for family reunions, fall fairs, nursing homes, conventions, the Preston Old Boys' Reunion, at Oktoberfest, and in many Santa Claus parades in Kitchener and New Hamburg. When he was no longer able to walk a great distance in parades, he directed the band from a float or truck. He was awarded a life membership in the Musicians Union, after the band's twenty-five year affiliation with Local 226 in Kitchener.

On his 93rd birthday, five members of the original band of eight came to his home to play several selections, while he directed. Earl Einwechter passed away January 7, 1998 in his 96th year. His wife of seventy years, the former Ella Scheel, died a few months later. Bringing smiles to the faces of young and old for forty-six years was Earl's gift to Waterloo County.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame
 
Earl George Einwechter
 
9223 Mrs. Henrietta Goettling - By Record Correspondent - New Dundee - Mrs. Henrietta Goettling, 81, of New Dundee, died Tuesday at Likeholme Lodge, St. Jacobs, after a lengthy illness. Born June 9, 1880, in New Dundee, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Einwechter. She was a member of St. James' Lutheran Church, New Dundee. Her husband, William Goettling died Feb. 25, 1958. Surviving are three sons, Lloyd and Henry of New Dundee and Nelson of Lindbergh, Alta., two daughters, Mrs. Max (Edna) Bogusat of Virgil and Mrs. Alvin (Lydia) Duench of Waterloo; one sister, Mrs. Emma Becker of Kitchener, 10 grandchildren. She was predeceased by one sister and three brothers. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, until Saturday at 10 am when removal will be made to St. James' Church, New Dundee. Friends may pay their respects at the church until the service at 3 pm. Seminarian Walter E. Ludwig will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, New Dundee.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Henrietta Einwechter
 
9224 CAROLINE L., EISENBACH

PRESTON, Nov. 3 — Ailing six months but seriously ill only one week, Carolina Louisa Eisenbach, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Eisenbach, died last night at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. John Ludwig, R.R. 1, Preston. Born in Winterbourne where she lived for 40 years, Miss Eisenbseh had resided in Kitchener for 18 years prior to living with Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig for the past six months. She was a member of St. Clement's R.C. Church, Preston. Surviving are two brothers, Joseph Eisenbach of Sarnia and John Eisenbach of Preston and three sisters, Mrs. Susan Wadel of Kitchener, Mrs. Ludwig, Preston and Mrs. Isabel Scherer of Harbourg Springs,Mich. Remains are resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd. Funeral Home, Preston, until Wednesday at 9 a.m., when they will be removed to St. Clement's Church for service at 8:30. Burial will be in Preston R.C. Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 5 Nov 1945 pg 15 
Caroline Louise Eisenbach
 
9225 MISS CLARA E. EISENBACH There passed away early Wednesday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. H. Felpush, Elmira. Miss Clara E. Eisenbach, who was in her 52nd year. Deceased was born in Woolwich Twp. and had lived in Elmira for the past eight years. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. H. Felpush of Elmira and Mrs. M. Morrison of Detroit; also five brothers, Jacob and Conrad of Brantford; Henry and Leo of Elmira; William, near Elmira. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her sister, Mrs. Felpush, 33 Queen Street to St. Paul's Lutheran Church for service. Interment will be made in Elmira cemetery. The remains will rest at the Dreisinger Funeral Chapel until Friday afternoon, when they will be removed to Queen Street. Rev. F. Malinsky will officiate at the services.1a

1aThe Elmira Signet 18 Mar 1943 
Clara Elizabeth Eisenbach
 
9226 Arrived on the ship Von Stein

CONRAD EISENBACH 9 Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
ELISE EISENBACH 9 F Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
GEORG EISENBACH 22 M Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
HEINRICH EISENBACH 53 M Occupation WEAVER Origina HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
MARIE EISENBACH 54 F Origina HESSEN DARMSTADT, Destination CANADA 
Conrad Eisenbach
 
9227 Arrived on the ship Von Stein

CONRAD EISENBACH 9 Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
ELISE EISENBACH 9 F Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
GEORG EISENBACH 22 M Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
HEINRICH EISENBACH 53 M Occupation WEAVER Origina HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
MARIE EISENBACH 54 F Origina HESSEN DARMSTADT, Destination CANADA 
Elizabeth Eisenbach
 
9228 Arrived on the ship Von Stein

CONRAD EISENBACH 9 Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
ELISE EISENBACH 9 F Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
GEORG EISENBACH 22 M Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
HEINRICH EISENBACH 53 M Occupation WEAVER Origina HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
MARIE EISENBACH 54 F Origina HESSEN DARMSTADT, Destination CANADA 
George Johann Eisenbach
 
9229 YOUNG CHILD CALLED EARLY FOUR-YEAR-OLD LAD DIES QUITE UNEXPECTEDLY LAST FRIDAY

Universal sympathy goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Eisenbach in the loss of their only child, a bright little boy of fours years of age, who passed away in the early hours of Friday morning. The cause of death is somewhat mysterious. He had been sick with a bad throat several weeks ago and it is thought that the poison went through his system and weakened his heart so that it could not withstand an attack of convulsions.

The little lad passed away before the doctor arrived on the scene. The funeral took place on Christmas Day to St. Paul's church for service and thence to the Union Cemetery for burial. A large number of relatives and friends showed their sympathy by attendance at the funeral.1a

1aElmira Signet 27 Dec 1923  
Harold Arthur Eisenbach
 
9230 Arrived on the ship Von Stein

CONRAD EISENBACH 9 Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
ELISE EISENBACH 9 F Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
GEORG EISENBACH 22 M Origin HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
HEINRICH EISENBACH 53 M Occupation WEAVER Origina HESSEN DARMSTADT Destination CANADA
MARIE EISENBACH 54 F Origina HESSEN DARMSTADT, Destination CANADA 
Heinrich "Henry" Eisenbach
 
9231 MRS. SCHARER'S DEATH

We have this week to chronicle the very sudden death of Mrs. Xavier Scharer, which occurred on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, about 11 a.m. her grandson Mr. A. Scharer, called at the house and left her seemingly as well as usual. Shortly afterwards her husband entering the house found her lying on the floor unconscious. A doctor was at once called but nothing could be done for her, and she never regained consciousness.
Deceased was born in Woolwich township in 1842 and was married to her now bereaved husband about 47 years ago. They lived on a farm in Pool[?] township for about 25 years, and for the last Eight[sic] they have lived in Elmira.

Their marriage was blessed with nine children, of whom the following eight survive: - Martin, in Elmira; Theresa (Mrs. McQuarry), Duntroon, Ont.; Mary (Mrs. Everist) Toronto; John, Egremont township; Annie (Mrs. Reuben Cauman), Corbetton, Ont.; George, Eramosa, Maggie (Mrs. Borge)[?], Garafraxa township; Caroline, late of Preston, now at home. Three sisters and a brother also survive the deceased namely: Mrs. Koerber and Mrs. M. Ludwig, Elmira; Mrs. Nicholas Gies, Berlin; John Eisenbach, Kossuth. The funeral will be held this (Wednesday) forenoon at 9 a.m. to the Catholic church for service and thence to the R.C. Cemetery for burial. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in their sudden bereavement.1a

1aElmira Advertiser 9 Dec 1908 
Margaret Eisenbach
 
9232 Tombstone Reads. Mary Rebecca Eisenbach
 
9233 Reta C. Eisenbach_Searth B-Sep 6 1921 Ontario Dies Sep 3 2012 Kitchener

SEARTH, Reta C. (nee Eisenbach) Passed away peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at the A.R. Goudie Eventide Home on Monday, September 3, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Fred Searth (1982). Loving mother of Sharon (Les) Edwards and Lyle Searth. Cherished grandmother of Jared Edwards. Dear sister of the late Earl Eisenbach (1986) and Ruth C. Martin (2011). Reta's family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2012 in the funeral home chapel. Interment at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, followed by a reception at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada (Kitchener) or the Canadian Bible Society would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Reta's memorial.

The Record Sep 6 2012 
Reta C. Eisenbach
 
9234 MARTIN, Ruth C. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at St. Mary's Hospital. Ruth (Eisenbach) Martin, age 84 years, of Elmira. Beloved wife of the late Harold R. Martin (2004). Dear mother of Reg and Pam Martin of Wiarton, Laurie Grundy of Elmira, and Steven Martin of Costa Rica. Lovingly remembered by her nine grandchildren, six great-grand-children and a sister Rita Searth. Predeceased by her parents Henry and Alma (Schmermund) Eisenbach, her son-in-law Joe Grundy (2000), her daughter-in-law Louise Martin (2010) and a brother Earl Eisenbach (1986). At Ruth's request, cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral home visitation. A memorial service for family and friends will be held in the chapel at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. In her memory, donations to St. Mary's Hospital Cardiac Care or Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com Ruth Catherine Eisenbach
 
9235 1851 - Lennard Eisenhauer is in same household as Michael Eisenhauer. Leonhardt Eisenhauer
 
9236 EISENMENGER, Anthony (Tony)

Of 74 King St. E . Linwood, died Tuesday, July 20, at St. Mary's Hospital Kitchener. Was born in Linwood 69 years ago, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Eisenmenger. A member of St. Mary's RC Church, Linwood; also a member of the Holy Name Society. He farmed at Linwood, retiring about 15 years ago. Beloved husband of Margaret Biesinger; dear father of Melvin and Francis, both of Waterloo, Russel of Kitchener. Helen (Mrs. Kenneth Schnarr) of Petersburg, Gladys (Mrs. John Beacom) of Linwood and Rita (Mrs. Laverne Mac-Intosh) of Drayton; brother of Pius and Louis, both of Kitchener and Philomina (Mrs. Henry Karley) of Linwood: also survived by 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Was predeceased by four brothers. Friends called at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley. Prayers were offered at the funeral home Thursday, July 22 at 9 o’clock, followed by funeral mass at St. Mary's RC Church, Linwood at 10 a.m. Interment followed in St. Clements RC cemetery. Rev. John Stapleton officiated. The parish rosary was recited at the funeral home, Wednesday at 8 p m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Jul 1976 pg 33 
Anthony "Tony" Eisenmenger
 
9237 BEACOM, Gladys M.

Peacefully, on Thursday, May 6. 2004, at K-W Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, Gladys Marion Beacom, of Linwood. Gladys was born in Linwood 67 years ago. Daughter of the late Anthony Eisenmenger and the late Margaret Biesinger. Beloved wife of John Wesley Beacom whom she married Dec. 20. 1968. Dear mother of Rick Beacom and his friend Jules Huehn of Hesson, Kim and his wife Gwen Beacons of Linwood and Wayne Eisenmenger of Listowel. Mother-in-law of Jim Schultz of Wellesley: sister and sister-in-law of Russel and Gladys Eisenmenger of Kitchener, Francis and Marilyn Eisenmenger of Kitchener, Helen and Kenneth Schnarr of Brantford and Rita and Laverne McIntosh of Drayton. Also sister-in-law of Marlene Eisenmenger of Goderich. Cherished grandma of Melanie, Amanda, Tiffany, Brittany, Ashley, Chad, Ben and Candice; great-grandma of Hannah. Predeceased by a daughter, Vicky Schultz, Oct. 23. 2003; by one brother, Mel Eisenmenger. 2000 and by one grandson, Anthony. A private family service will be held on Saturday, May 8th, 2004, at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home. 1172 Henry St., in Wellesley. Father Peter Tuyen Nygen will officiate. Burial will be in St. Clement RC Cemetery.

The Record 7 May 2004 pg B9 
Gladys Marion Eisenmenger
 
9238 SCHNARR, Helen

Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on October 1, 2012, at the Brantford General Hospital, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Ken. Loving mother of the Late Terry, Ron, Cathy (the Late Peter) Glynn, Lynn, Linda (Paul) Whetter, Karen (Brad) Gingerich, Tawnya (Mario) Brum, Ron Jr. (Michelle). Deeply missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be forever in our hearts. The family will receive friends at the "THORPE BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL", 96 West Street, on Friday, October 5, 2012 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., with a Funeral Service being held in the chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Sick Kids Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolence may be made at www.thorpebrothersfh.com

Waterloo Region Record 4 Oct 2012 
Helen Eisenmenger
 
9239 EISENMENGER, Mel

Died suddenly, as the result of a heart attack, in Zephyrhills, Florida, on Tuesday, November 7, 2000. age 68 years. Mel was a resident of Conestogo Lake and formerly lived in Waterloo. Dear husband of Marlene Eisenmenger: loving father to Brad Eisenmenger and his wife Lisa of Bamberg and Jodi and her husband Brian McMahon of Arthur. He is fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Jasmine, Christopher and Nicole. Brother of Russel Eisenmenger and his wife Gladys, Francis Eisenmenger and his wife Marilyn of Kitchener, Helen and her husband Kenneth Schnarr of Brantford, Gladys and her husband Wes Beacom of Linwood and Rita and her husband Laverne McIntosh of Drayton. Predeceased by his parents, Margaret Biesinger and Anthony Eisenmenger. He was retired from Labatt's Breweries, where he had worked for 45 years. Mel's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S. in Waterloo from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7.9 p.m. Sunday. Prayers will he said at the funeral home on Monday, November 20, 2000 at 9:30 a.m., followed by the funeral mass at St. Clements RC Church, in St. Clements at 10:30 a.m.. with Rev. Arthur Busch officiating. Interment to follow in St. Clements RC Cemetery. The parish prayer service will be held at the funeral home, on Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

The Record 10 Nov 2000 pg 11 
Melvin Joseph "Mel" Eisenmenger
 
9240 EISENMENGER, Russel A.

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Grand River Hospital, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Gladys of 58 years. Cherished father of Edward (Marilyn), Deborah (Garry) Mitchell, Charmaine (Dave) Owen and Colleen (Ross) Peters. Dear grandfather of Ryan, Jennifer (Trevor) Ditner, Sara and Sean Peters. Loved brother of Frank (Marilyn) and Rita (Laverne) MacIntosh and predeceased by siblings Melvin, Gladys Beacom and Helen Schnurr. Russel's family will receive relatives and friends from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment Memory Gardens followed by a reception at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Russel's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record 7 Feb 2015 
Russel Anthony Eisenmenger
 
9241 Mrs. John Rau of Linwood died August 27 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was 91. Born in Wellesley Township, she was the former Theresa Eisenmenger, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Eisenmenger. Until two years ago when she moved to Linwood, she had lived in Kitchener where she was a member of Sacred Heart RC Church. In Linwood she was a member of St. Mary's RC Church and the Catholic Women's League. Surviving are a son Cyril, Kitchener, two daughters, Mrs. Alvin Bauman of Kitchener, and Mrs. Joseph (Angelita) Runstedler of Linwood, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband in 1926, two sons, four daughters and five brothers. The body was at the Futher Brothers Funeral Home. Requiem high mass was held at St. Mary's RC Church. Burial in St. Clements RC cemetery. Rev. Roman Hinsperger officiated. Theresia Walburga "Theresa" Eisenmenger
 
9242 Wayne Eisenmenger

At Palmerston Hospital on Thursday, July 27, 2006, Mr. Wayne Micheal Eisenmenger of Listowel, in his 50th year. Beloved son of John Beacom of Linwood and the late Gladys (Eisenmenger) Beacom. Dear father of Melanie Brenner and Amanda Brenner, both of Waterloo. Grandfather of Hannah Brenner. Brother of Rick Beacom (Jules) of Elmira and Kim Beacom (Gwen) of Linwood, and the late Vickie Schultz. A private graveside service will be held at Linwood Union Cemetery on Tuesday, August 1st. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

The Record 29 Jul 2006 pg B5 
Wayne Michael Eisenmenger
 
9243 It has been reported that Barbara was born in Sjettbach, Hess, Darnest, Germany, documentation needed. Elizabetha Barbara "Barbara" Eisinger
 
9244 EATON

At Galt Hospital, Friday, May 12, 1939, Mary Eitel, dearly beloved wife of W. Irvin Eaton and dear mother of Wilbur Eaton, in her 54th year. Funeral will be held from the residence, 128, Union street, Preston, on Monday, May 15, with a short private service at the home, at 2 pm., followed by services at St. Peter's Lutheran church at 2.30 o'clock, with Interment in Preston Cemetery, .

Kitchener Daily Record 13 May 1939 pg 17 
Emma Mary Eitel
 
9245 Frederick W. Eitel

PRESTON — Frederick William Eitel, 78, died Wednesday at his home, 1546 King St., Preston. He was a native of Preston, and spent most of his life in the furniture industry in Elmira, Kitchener, Buffalo and OriIlia. In later years he was manager of the Brewery Warehouse here. He retired about five years ago. Mr. Eitel was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, the Masonic Lodge, and was an honorary member of Preston-Hespeler Rotary Club. He was an ardent sportsman. He was predeceand by his first wife, the former Elizabeth Moogk and his second wife, Lillian Swaisland. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Cornelia McQueen of Galt The body is at the Stager Barthel Funeral Home where service will be conducted at 4 p.m Saturday by Rev. J. S. Dauphinee. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Mar 1962 pg 5 
Frederick William "Fred" Eitel
 
9246 Designer George Eitel Dies at 55 - George Eitel, 55, well-known Canadian artist and furniture designer for Dominion Electro-home Industries Ltd. for the past 25 years, died suddenly today from a heart attack. Mr. Eitel was stricken while walking near his residence, 82 Filbert St. The artist, whose paintings have been shown in all major Canadian exhibitions for the unusual techniques and experiments in the field of water colors. His work has influenced that of other Canadian artists. Native of Preston Mr. Eitel's paintings are included in the permanent collection of the Toronto, Winnipeg and Montreal Art Galleries. He was also recognized as one of Canada's leading furniture designers. Stylings of Deilcraft furniture and Electro-home radio, television and high-fidelity cabinets are largely due to Mr. Eliel's creative abilities. He was born in Preston, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Eitel. After receiving his education in Preston and Hamilton schools he became associated with a furniture factory in Kincardine. Later he was employed with a Toronto company and with the Electro-home firm in Elmira before coming to Kitchener. Married in 1932 Mr. Eitel was a member of Zion Evangelical Church. His marriage to the former Margaret Tuffin, who survives took place in Preston in 1932. Also surviving are one son, Donald, and one daughter, Gloria, both of Kitchener. One brother, Norman, predeceased him in 1942.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
George Eitel
 
9247 Designer George Eitel Dies at 55

George Eitel, 55, well-known Canadian artist and a furniture designer for Dominion Electrohome Industries Ltd., for the past 25 years, died suddenly today from a heart attack. Mr. Eitel, was stricken while walking, near his residence, 82 Filbert St. The artist, whose paintings have been shown in all major Canadian exhibitions, for the unusual techniques and experiments in the field of water colours. His work has influenced that of other Canadian artists.

NATIVE OF PRESTON
Mr. Eitel's paintings are included in the permanent collections (of the Toronto, Winnipeg and Montreal) Art Galleries. He was also recognized as one of Canada's leading furniture designers, Stylings of Delicraft furniture and Electrohome radio, television and high-fidelity cabinets are largely due to Mr. Eitel's creative abilities. He was born in Preston, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Eitel. After receiving his education in Preston and Hamilton schools, he became associated with a furniture factory at Kincardine. Later he was employed with a Toronto company and with the Electrohome firm in Elmira before coming to Kitchener.

MARRIED IN 1932
Mr. Eitel was a member of Zion Evangelical church. His marriage to the former Margaret Tuffin, who survives, took place in Preston in 1932. Also surviving are one son, Donald and one daughter (Anna ), both of Kitchener, one brother Norman, predeceased him in 1942.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Nov 1961 pg 7 
George Edwin Eitel
 
9248 GEORGE H. EITEL

PRESTON, April 9 — George Henry Eitel, a resident of this town practically all his life, died suddenly at his home here at nine o'clock this morning following a heart attack. He was in his 74th year. The deceased was born at Speedsville. He lived in Detroit approximately two years. Up until eight years ago he was employed with the Preston Furniture Company. Mr. Eitel was formerly a member of the 1.0.0.F. Surviving arc a son. George Edward Eitel of Kitchener, and a brother, Fred Eitel, of Galt. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Donald George Eitel and Gloria Ann Eitel, both of Kitchener. His wife predeceased him three years ago. He was also predeceased by a son and a sister. The remains are resting at the H. K. Stager Funeral Home, Preston. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the funeral home with interment in Preston Cemetery .

Kitchener Daily Record 9 Apr 1943 pg 19 
George Henry Eitel
 
9249 MRS. WILLIAM KLEINSTRUEBER

PRESTON, Sep. 25 --- Illness of 2.5 months duration culminated in the death here yesterday of Mary Eitel, 77, wife of William Kleinstrueber. Deceased was born in Preston and had resided here practically all her life. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran church, she was also a member of the Ladies Aid Society of that church. Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Chittick, Preston, a granddaughter, two brothers, Fred Eitel, Galt and George Eitel, Preston. The remains are at the residence, 806 Queen street, where funersl service will be held on Sunday at 2.30. Interment will be in the Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 25 Sep 1941 pg 15 
Mary Eitel
 
9250 NORMAN WILLIAM EITEL

PRESTON, Dec, 19 — A former well-known Preston resident for more than 20 years, Norman William Eitel, died at the Toronto General Hospital this morning following an operation two and a half weeks ago. In his 35th year, the deceased had resided and worked in Kitchener for the past eight years with the Dominion Electrohome as a radio technician and a tool maker. Born in Preston, the son of George Eitel and the late Mrs. Eitel, he was educated at the local public school and the Galt Collegiate. He was a former member of the local Young Britons. He attended the Kitchener Lutheran Church. Until he accepted the position with the Kitchener concern eight years ago, the late Mr, Eitel lived in Preston. Surviving is his wife, nee Valeria Knack, his father, George Eitel. and a brother, George E. Eitel of Kitchener. The remains will be brought to his home, 151 Elmer Street, Waterloo, Sunday at noon and will rest there until Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock when they will be taken to the H. K. Stager Funeral Home, Preston, from where funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Interment will be in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 19 Dec 1942 pg 15

EITEL-KNACK, Feb, 4, Norman William Eitel to Valerie Anna Knack, both of Preston.

Kitchener Daily Record 6 Feb 1939 pg 13
 
Norman William Eitel
 
9251 ELMIRA, May 11.-Mrs. Louis Beisel, nee Adeline Eix, age 87, died early this morning at her home in Elmira. She had been in failing health for several years. She was born near Hawkesville on the Eix homestead where she lived until her marriage to Louis Beisel in 1874. Following her marriage, she resided in Woolwich Township and later on the Beisel farm one mile west of Elmira until 16 years ago, when the family moved to Elmira. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church. Her husband predeceased her four years ago. Surviving are four sons, William, Addison, Norman and Theodore of Elmira, two daughters, Mrs. Jacob Ritter (Catherine) of near Conestogo and Mrs. Arthur Klinck, (Parseda?) of Elmira, two brothers, Henry Eix of Elmira, and Charles Eix of Detroit, and two sisters, Mrs. Amos Eby and Mrs. John Ritter of Elmira. There are also 18? grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren surviving. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock from her late residence, Church Street West, with memorial service at St. James Lutheran Church. The burial will take place in the Elmira Cemetery. Rev. L. H. Kalbfleisch will officiate. The body is resting at the Dreisinger Funeral Chapel until Friday morning.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 11 May 1943 
Adeline Elizabeth Wilhelmina Eix
 
9252 EIX, Carl A. On Saturday, March 11, 1978, at Atlanta, Ga., aged 45 years, formerly of Elmira. Dear father of Julie Ann Eix of Waterloo; beloved son of Mrs. Pearl Eix of Elmira and the late Milton Eix; brother of Harry H. of Route 1, Elmira, Mrs. Laverne (Myrtle) Jantzi of Levittown, Pa., Mrs. Roy (Lorraine) Fischer of Kitchener. Friends called at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. Funeral service was in the chapel on Tuesday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m. Interment in the Elmira Union cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Mar 1978 
Carl A. Eix
 
9253 ELMIRA-Mrs. Amos Eby, 94, of Elmira died today at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener after a short illness. Mrs. Eby was the former Christine Eix. She was born near Hawkesville, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eix, one of the Woolwich Township pioneer families. Mrs. Eby spent her entire life in the Elmira district and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She was married to Amos Eby in 1892 and they farmed near Floradale until the death of her husband in 1930. She then moved to Elmira. Surviving are a son, Arthur of Timmins; four daughters, Mrs. Henri (Florentine) Reeg of Valois, N.Y., Mrs. Edward (Rachel) Campbell of Kitchener, Mrs. Keary (Hilda) Galley of Elmira and Mrs. Dan (Rosetta) Hill of Lockport, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, a daughter, four brothers and four sisters. The body will be at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira; after Thursday until Saturday noon when removal will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church for the funeral at 3 p.m. conducted by Rev. Dayton Fritz. Burial will be in Elmira Cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Apr 1964 
Christina Margaretha Eix
 
9254 Jacob Eix

With the passing of Jacob Eix on Saturday morning the town lost a well-known and highly respected citizen. Mr. Eix was almost 80 years old and during his residence in Elmira, lasting about a third of a century, his interest in others and his kindly nature made him many warm friends.

He was born in Hawkesville on June 26th, 1853, almost 80 years ago. After his marriage in 1878 he moved to a farm two miles west of St. Jacobs where he lived for seven years. He then moved to the 4th line of Peel where he farmed for thirteen years. Here he met with an accident on the farm of James Bruce. While threshing he slipped on the horse power and was caught in the cogs of the machine, which necessitated the amputation of his leg. He could no longer farm so moved to Elmira, living on Church street for a number of years and later on William St. In all he resided here for 35 years. He suffered many years of illness but through all he carried his cross in a patient and Christian manner.

Surviving are his widow, four daughters, Mrs. C. Percy Ruppel, Mrs. H. W. Zilliax, Mrs. W. Schedewitz, all of Elmira, and Mrs. J. C. Moebus of Kitchener, and one son, Roy J., of Elmira. Three brothers, H. B. Eix of Elmira, Rev. S. B. Eix of Fillmore, N.Y. and Charles B. Eix of Detroit and four sisters, Mrs. Louis Beisel, Mrs. Amos Eby, Mrs. John Ritter of Elmira and Mrs. Jacob Schmetzer of Kitchener, also survive.

The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock from his late residence, 8 William St., to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where the pastor, Rev. F. Malinsky, conducted the funeral service. Burial was made in the Elmira Cemetery.

Six nephews acted as pall-bearers. They were: Charles Ritter, Archie Ritter, Theodore Beisel, Norman Beisel, Allen Eix and Milton Eix.

Among those who attended the funeral were: Mrs. William Duench, Mrs. Kaster, Mrs. Charles Wolfenberg, Mr. W. Derbecker, Mr. Lehnen, Mrs. Westfall, Mr. Robert Israel, Mr. John Israel and Sylvester Israel, Miss Freda and Emma Israel, Mrs. A. Fischer and son Roy, all of Kitchener; Rev. and Mrs. S. B. Eix and Miss Aleda Behrens, of Fillmore, N.Y., and Mrs. James Causland and Mrs. Robert McTaggaret of Winterbourne.1a

1aElmira Signet 25 May 1933 
Christopher Jacob Bezel "Jacob" Eix
 
9255 Concession 5 Lot 10 Christopher Jacob Bezel "Jacob" Eix
 
9256 Mrs. Clare Zilliax, widow of Harry W. Zilliax, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. McQuibban, 196 Arthur St., Sunday afternoon at the age of 69 years. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Eix, of Elmira. Mrs. Zilliax was born in Woolwich Township and was a lifelong resident of the community. She was married at Elmira in 1901 to Mr. Zilliax who predeceased her in January, 1945. She was a member of St. James's Lutheran Church and of the Ladies Aid and Women's Missionary Societies of the church. Surviving are one son, Arthur, and one daughter, Mrs. (Marie) McQuibban both of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. Percy Ruppel and Mrs. William Schedewitz, Elmira, and Mrs. Clarence Moebus, Kitchener; one brother, Roy Eix, Waterloo, and two grandchildren. One daughter, Gertrude, died in infancy. The body rested at the Dreisinger Funeral Chapel where a private service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, followed by a public memorial service at St. James's Church. Interment was in the Elmira cemetery. Rev. L. H. Kalbfleisch conducted the services.1a

1a\bElmira Signet 
Clara Eix
 
9257 RUPPEL, Emma Katherine (Eix) unknown
MRS. PERCY RUPPEL
The death of Mrs. Percy Ruppel, 69, took place at her home, 72 Arthur St., Elmira, Sunday morning, April 4, following a lengthy illness. Born in Woolwich Township, Jan. 23, 1879, she was the former Emma Katherine Eix, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Eix of Woolwich Township.
In October, 1924, she was married to Percy Ruppel in Elmira. Mrs. Ruppel was a life-long member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira, and the Ladies Aid of that church.
Surviving besides her husband, are one son, Rupert, of Kitchener; one daughter, Mrs. A. J. (Margaret) Felton, Elmira; one brother, Roy J. Eix of Waterloo, and two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Moebus of Kitchener and Mrs. William Schedewitz, Elmira. One sister, Mrs. H. W. Zilliax, predeceased her in December, 1947.
The body rested at the late residence until Wednesday at 2 p.m. when the funeral were held from the home, with a public memorial service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. F. P. Malinsky officiated. Interment was in Elmira Cemetery. 
Emma Catherine Eix
 
9258 On Saturday, March 4, 1978, at the Elmira Nursing Home, age 67 years. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Eix; sister of Mrs. Alfred (Edna) Ritter of Route 1, Elmira and Allan of Elmira. Predeceased by one brother, Milton. Friends called at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. South, Elmira. Funeral service from the chapel on Monday, March 6, 1978, at 2:30 p.m. Burial in the Elmira Union cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 9 Mar 1978 
Hilda Eix
 
9259 In 1888 Rev. Solomon Eix of Wallace Township, Perth Co., Ontario dedicated the new church organ at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Floradale. The cost of the organ was $185.1

1Brief History of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Floradale, Ontario 1852 - 1955 This was written up for the celebration of the centennial on August 14, 1955, by the pastor, Rev. Frank Malinsky 
Rev. Solomon B. Eix
 
9260 Man's body pulled from Victoria Park lake

KITCHENER - Barry Ek lived his life as though nothing was holding him back. Not the wheelchair he used to get around Kitchener, his adopted home since his family's arrival as refugees in 1988. Not cerebral palsy, the condition that hindered his mobility and his speech but couldn't dampen his spirit. Ek was a familiar sight around town, his infectious smile well-known from the corridors of Fairview Park mall to the paths of Victoria Park. It was at the park where police divers pulled his lifeless body from the lake on Saturday morning, about 15 hours after he was last seen sitting near the water's edge. Passersby noticed his wheelchair, unoccupied, on the bank early Friday evening, and personal items floating in the water. Firefighters searched in vain that night. Ek was 40....1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 24 Jun 2012 
Barry Ek
 
9261 In the Martin Mennonite Cemetery in Waterloo City besides Elizabeth is the following who may be the parents of Elizabeth. [broken in 2 pieces & eroded] Hier ruhet in Gott / Michael Elbert / geboren / den 10 Mai 1790 / gestorben / den (1) 9 Mai 1849 / im Alter von / [eroded] / Hier ruhet in Gott / Rosina Elbert / geboren / den 10 Mai 1796 / gestorben / den 28 April 187(8) / im [buried] Alter von / (81 Jah. 11 M. u. 18 T.)  Elizabeth Elbert
 
9262 1901 Berlin Census - Minnie is a general servant likely in the home/hotel of William and Paulina Zinger Minnie Elbert
 
9263 ELCHERT, Anthony (Tony)

Of 217 Dolph St. N., Cambridge, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1981, at Southampton, Ont., in his 62nd year. Dear brother of William of Kitchener, Peter, Annabelle (Mrs. George Brohman) and Mrs. Marie Simmers, all of Cambridge. Mr. Eichert was born in Maryhill, and lived all his life in the Cambridge area. He had been employed with Savage Shoes Limited in Cambridge and was a member of St. Clement's RC Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today, 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, Cambridge, on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1981, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery. The parish rosary will be recited at the funeral home, Friday evening at 8:15 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Sep 1981 pg 29 
Anthony "Tony" Elchert
 
9264 95-Year-Old Recalls Events of Long Life

One of Preston's Oldest residents, Mrs. Philip (Johannah) Fehrenback celebrated her 95th birthday anniversary Sunday at her home, 217 Guelph St. N.

An open house given in her honor by her nieces and nephews was convened by co-hostesses, Mrs. Harold Simmers, Hamilton Street, and Mrs. George Brohman, Concession Road.

Mrs. Fehrenback's childhood began on a little farm near Maryhill. She was one of nine children born to John Elchart and Catherine Beechey. A Maryhill one-room school house, its only heat, supplied by a wood stove, is where Johannah Elchart received her education. It was a two-mile walk to school from her home and Mrs. Fehrenback clearly recalls the deep snowbanks and extreme cold of the winters. The family attended the Maryhill Roman Catholic Church. It was there Johannah was baptized, received her first communion, and then on Oct. 1, 1896 married Philip Fehrenback.

"We would have married sooner, however a special excursion to Ohio was arranged for that time of year. We decided to wait and journey to Ohio on our honeymoon." commented Mrs. Fehrenback.

Her husband built their first home in Maryhill where they lived 8-1/2 years. Later moving to Kitchener, the young couple resided there about the same length of time. Following this Mr. and Mrs. Fehrenback moved to Preston, establishing residence at their Guelph Street Home where Mrs. Fehrenback has lived for the past 60 years.

Mr. Fehrenback died Nov. 30, 1940, but for many years he had owned and operated a harness shop in Preston where he also sold luggage. He first located his business where Landell's Book store now operates, later he opened his store in the old Kleinstuber block, on the premises of what is now the Italian Shoe Store.

This bright little lady of 95, is most efficient in her own home. Although her eyesight is failing, she takes care of her large home and prepares al the meals for her two nephews, Peter and Tony Elchart, who reside with her. Mrs. Fehrenback has one sister still living, Mrs. Sophia Fehrenback, Ktichener Highway, Preston.

An honorary member of the Catholic Women's League, Mrs. Fehrenback loved to knit and sew until her eyesight failed. " A beautiful bedspread which she made, square by square is still in use on her Jenny Lind bed." said her niece. 
Jane Caroline "Johanna" Elchert
 
9265 SIMMERS, Marie Magdelan

Passed away, peacefully, on Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Pines Nursing Home, Bracebridge, in her 82nd year. Loving mother of Gayle Yeo and her husband Douglas of Huntsville; loving grandmother of Laurie Yeo-Schmidt and her husband Dana Schmidt, Jeffrey Yeo and his wife Carmen, Justin Yeo and Jamie Yeo and great-grandchildren, Cameron and Jenna Yeo. Also survived by her son-in-law, Jeff Delarosbil of Cambridge and her sister, Annabelle Brohman and her husband George of Cambridge: brother, William Elchert of Kitchener. Predeceased by her husband, Harold and her daughter, Patricia Delarosbil and her brothers; Peter and Tony. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Thursday, August 22, 2002 (today), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Clements RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge, on Friday, August 23, 2002, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the funeral home this evening (Thursday), at 7 p.m.

The Record 22 Aug 2002 pg B7 
Marie Magdelan Elchert
 
9266 Mrs. Margaret Leithead

PRESTON — A resident of Preston for the past 47 years, Mrs. Margaret Brisbane Leithead. 79, died early today at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, following a prolonged illness. A resident at 217 Hexam St., with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Mickus, she had been in hospital for the past week. Born in Hawick, Scotland, Mrs. Leithead came to Preston in 1907 and resided here ever since. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Preston. Her husband the late William Leithead, predeceased her in 1948. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Mickus (May) of Preston; one son, James, of CollIngwood; two sisters. Mrs. John Armstrong of Barrie, Mrs, James Kennedy of Scotland and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thursday, at 2 p.m. from the Stager-Pass Ltd. Funeral Home, Preston. Interment will be in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Aug 1954 pg 5 
Margaret Brisbane Elder
 
9267 Very Reverend General-Vicar Dr. Louis Elena

Died in Berlin, Apr. 26, 1899.

The Catholic Church suffered a great loss on Friday afternoon at 4:30 through the death of the Very Reverend Louis Elena, L.L.D. He was born in September 1817 in the Tyrol, Austria and was a member of a highly-regarded family. He studied at the university in Padua, Italy, where he graduated as a Doctor of civil and canon law. He practiced for some time as a lawyer and also was a member of the Tirol parliament, as well as mayor of Trient.

In 1864, he abandoned his civilian career and devoted himself to the spiritual state, and went to Rome, where he joined the Congregation of the Resurrection of Christ and was ordained as a priest in 1865. Shortly after, he came to Canada and was active here as a professor at Saint-Jerome's College in St. Agatha. Then, after the institution was moved to Berlin, he was a substitute for the president, Very Rev. Dr. Louis Funken, for a time. In addition, he was active as pastor and as a result of his great piety and his charming modesty, was just as affectionately regarded as he had been as a teacher and educator.

After he had been pastor in New Germany for over a year, he became president of the college in St. Mary's Kentucky, re-opened in August 1871, which office he retained until December 1873.

Then, he returned to Canada, and, after he led the St. Joseph's congregation in Hamilton for a time, he became pastor in Formosa, where he worked with great success, and directed the building of the beautiful, big church there. It stands debt-free as a monument to a loyal, energetic priest and a self-sacrificing congregation. The church in Formosa is the largest and most beautiful German church in Canada. It is built of stone and, in its magnificent site on a high hill, is visible far away. It should be mentioned especially, that as soon as the construction of the church had been finished, the costs of construction were completely paid off.

In 1890, he retired from active service, was named "General-Vicar" for the Germans in the Diocese of Hamilton and since then, has remained for the most part in St. Jerome's College here.
Although the consequences of old age had been obvious for several years in him, he was still quite active and one could see him going for a walk every day when the weather allowed, until noon, the Friday before last, when he became unwell and had to go to bed. He had an intestinal pain, which despite the best medical treatment, could not be relieved and passed away peacefully and piously at the age of 81 years and seven months.

After a very solemn requiem mass, in which Father David Fennessey was the celebrant, Father A. Weiler, the deacon, Father Ignatius Perius, the assistant deacon, and Father J. Schweitzer, the master of ceremonies, on Thursday morning, the body, accompanied by Very Rev. Wm. Kloepfer and R. Lehmann, was taken to Formosa for burial, according to his wishes.

In Mildmay on Thursday, a large crowd had gathered at the station when the train carrying the body arrived. The pupils from the separate school formed a guard of honour and the funeral procession, accompanied by many vehicles, set out in the direction of Formosa. The farmers residing on the road joined the procession as it passed. Just outside of Formosa, the parish organizations and the former parish children of the deceased took over the procession and accompanied it to the church. After the coffin had been deposited in the church, the singing of the vespers service followed.

On Friday morning, mourners from the whole area took their places in the church, to show their respect for their dearly beloved pastor. The solemn mass began at 10:00 o'clock. Very Rev. Father St. Forster was the celebrant; R. Lehmann, the deacon, W. Gehl, the sub-deacon; W. Kloepfer, master of ceremonies. Monsignor McEwan, who was representing the Bishop of Hamilton, read a letter from the latter, and preached about the deceased's love of justice. Very Rev. M. Halm gave a sermon in German, fitting for the occasion. In addition, the following priests were present: Deacon O'Connell, Mount Forest; Geo. Brohmann, St. Clements; Rev. Cote, Dundalk; Joseph Wey, Deemerton; Jos. E. Wey, Carlsruhe; Kelly, Walkerton; Hauck, Markdale; Corcoran, Teeswater; Zettler, Walkerton; J. Gehl and Cl. Brohmann, Formosa. The body was buried in the centre of the recently enlarged cemetery, where the remains of the priests, J.L. Schmitz, and N. Lehmann are to be buried.

At the close of the sermon at the high mass in the Catholic church here on Sunday, Very Rev. W.B. Kloepfer spoke of the noble character and blessed works performed by the deceased.1a

1aBerliner Journal May 4, 1899 Page 4 - Columns 3 & 4 Translated by Patricia J. Kauk April 1, 2005 for the Kitchener Public Library 
Reverend - Doctor Louis Elena
 
9268 PFEIFFER, Mary (nee Elie)

In her 75th year, at Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke, on April 8, 1999. Predeceased by her husband, Arthur Pfeiffer of Cambridge. Dear sister of Edward of Kitchener, Alex and his wife Eleanor of Batchawana Bay, Henry and his wife Lois of Golden Lake, Florence and her husband Leonard Powers of Kingston, Theresa Schultz of Pembroke, Frances and her husband Carl Stager of Rankin. Predeceased by her parents, Henry and Edna Elie; brothers, Raymond and William and sister, Josephine Kraftchick.

The Record 13 Apr 1999 pg B4 
Mary F. Elie
 
9269 1851 - Ellen Eliott in same household as James Robson. Ellen Eliott
 
9270 A man who went after what he wanted
Gord Elkeer of New Hamburg
Born: Oct. 11, 1934, in Camrose, Alta.
Died: Feb. 5, 2010, of esophageal cancer

February 23, 2010 By Valerie Hill, Record staff
NEW HAMBURG \emdash Ask the folks in New Hamburg about Gord Elkeer and there seems to be a repeating theme: he was a man ahead of his time, a man of great integrity and a man with an infectious vision.

If Gord was excited about a project, he'd have half the town on his side, a valuable asset given he came to New Hamburg from Toronto in 1973, long before influences of nearby cities altered the dynamics of the quiet, rural life. Gord, then a retired RCMP officer had this crazy idea of opening a fine-dining French restaurant he called The Waterlot, located in a doctor's Victorian-style home. It was smack in the middle of a town of 3,400 where the sale of liquor was illegal. Gord was not easily discouraged and purchased the house with his business partner, then convinced a rising talent, French chef Jean Pierre Gillet, to leave Toronto for the wilds of New Hamburg. He then hired a top-ranked marketing firm to create an image and successfully lobbied the town to allow a liquor licence. Gord was the sort that if you said he couldn't, he set out to prove he could.

The 1847 stately house was originally built for William J. Scott, one of the town's wealthier founders and later became a medical practice. In 1933, Dr. T. Crosby Kirkpatrick, took over the house after his partner died and it was with the good doctor that Gord made a pact.
In 1973, Dr Kirkpatrick was ready to retire but he wasn't about to take the cash for the old place and run. He wanted assurances that these new owners from Toronto would protect the historical integrity of the old place; keep it accessible to the public. The partners agreed, and other than installing a mandatory professional kitchen the building was unaltered and remains much as it had been 150 years ago.
Four years after opening, Gord bought out his partner and gave an acre of the property to the town, which in turn created Scott Park on the banks of the Nith River. He also opened a second restaurant next door, one much smaller and less formal. Then in the mid-1980s he opened three guest rooms in the upstairs of the home, naming each room for a former owner. In this second career Gord had become a successful restaurant owner, entrepreneur and community leader. Rather different than his first career.

Born to Danish immigrants in Alberta, Gord was the only child in his family to survive to adulthood. He grew up in Tillsonburg. Family legend has it that Gord once saw the picture of an RCMP officer on a calendar and after expressing interest, was told he could never become a Mountie. He set out to prove them wrong.

Gord graduated as a RCMP officer in 1954, became a member of the musical ride, and then joined the force's highly secretive intelligence department, serving across Canada as well as around the world. Gord could never speak of his secret assignments, and as he got closer to retirement age, he grew increasingly frustrated with the level of red tape he had to deal with. It was time for a new plan, something more suited to his social, fun side.

While still serving in the RCMP Gord completed the hotel and tourism program at Ryerson University and with firm ideas in his mind about his future, he left the RCMP after 23 years, two years before full retirement age. It was time for a new adventure and he found one in New Hamburg, a location close to Stratford and all the tourists that town attracts, particularly Americans from the border states.
"When he wanted to do something, that's just what he did," said son Chris Elkeer. "He was one of a kind."

In his personal life, Gord served with the local board of trade and achieved the rank of Master Mason in the Free Masons, which qualified him to also become a Shriner. Gord, though eventually divorced, was always a strong family man, taking his kids on many trips, always off the beaten track. They would arrive in a country with a flexible itinerary and no hotel booked. At the Waterlot, he was the guy all the staff saw as a mentor, not just the boss. Former restaurant manager Kerry Long was first a friend and later an employee, and he was always impressed by how Gord encouraged his young staff to get an education, to move on to a better future and he kept tabs on their progress for years.

Kerry was also impressed by the high standards Gord demanded. "He used silver plate cutlery and had fine original art on the walls of the restaurant. Gord was a proponent of local food years ago." He also enthusiastically promoted Ontario VQA wines, long before wine lovers would even consider trying a glass. Everything, from meat dishes to pastries and soup stock had to be made in the Waterlot's kitchen from scratch.

"All around he was quite a guy: focused, detailed and uncompromising on some things and a softy with a heart of gold with other things," Kerry said. Independent to the end though he could no longer eat the wonderful foods he so loved, Gord died, leaving a legacy that continues to stand on the banks of the Nith River. It's a testament to a man with unusual foresight and unwavering drive. Daughter Leslie, who now runs The Waterloo, concluded "he was definitely a visionary."

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ELKEER, Wiggo Gordon
February 05, 2010 Location: Kitchener

ELKEER, Wiggo Gordon Passed peacefully on Friday, February 5, 2010 at Freeport Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Gord was born 75 years ago in Camrose, Alberta a son of Peter and Minka Elkeer. Gord served 23 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and was the owner of the Waterlot Restaurant and Inn in New Hamburg for the past 35 years. Gord was a member of the New Hamburg Board of Trade and Shriners International. Dear father of Leslie Elkeer and partner Frank Hubert, Christopher and wife Valerie Elkeer and sadly missed by grandchildren Chantelle, Alyssa and Alexander all of New Hamburg. According to Gord's wishes, cremation has taken place and burial will follow at a later date at Delmer Cemetery in Tillsonburg, Ontario. All are welcome to join the family to celebrate and remember Gord's life at an open house to be held at The Waterlot Restaurant, 17 Huron St., New Hamburg on Sunday February 21, 2010 from 2-6 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the New Hamburg Firefighters Association, Sick Kids Foundation, or Grand River Regional Cancer Centre by contacting Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , New Hamburg who assisted with arrangements. Online condolences and donation information at: www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 5 Feb 2010
 
Wiggo Gordon Elkeer
 
9271 In "Descendants Meet Again, Two Centuries Later" by Deborah Gilbert in the Ontario Genealogical Society's Magazine "Families" Feb 2009, it states, Lydia was taken to an asylum in Berlin, Waterloo Co where she died. Her husband was Joel Eli Stauffer

____________________

Lydia was the daughter of Samuel Ellenbaum and Polly Geismer 
Lydia Ellenbaum
 
9272 WILLIAM ELLERMAN

Wellesley - The funeral for William Frederick Ellerman, 61, of Wellesley who died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Thursday, was held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church today. Rev. Orville Jansen officiated. Temporary entombment was made in St. Paul's cemetery chapel. Mr. Ellerman owned the Ellerman saw mill and lumber yard until his retirement because of illness two years ago. Born in Neudorf, Sask., Sept. 18, 1909, a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Frederick Ellerman, he moved to Wellesley as a young man. He was a member and a former council member of St. Mark's Church and past president of the Luther League. He was also active in local bowling organizations. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Louis (Elsie) Heise of RR 1, St. Agatha.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Dec 1970 
William Ellerman
 
9273 OSCAR ELLIGSON

At Freeport Hospital, Kitchener, on Wednesday, May 5. 1952, following a lengthy illness, age 62 years, Oscar Elligson, of 196 Fairfield Ave., Kitchener. A member of Grace Lutheran Church: a former employee of the Public Utilities Commission and had served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of the late Ernst Elligson and Caroline Wesenburg; husband of the former Irene Hofstetter; father of Dennis (Barney) and Sharon (Mrs. Victor Straus), both of Waterloo and Janice (Mrs. Murray Koebel) of Toronto: brother of Harold of Mitchell. Carl of Windsor and Alvin of Walton. Also survived by six grandchildren. Predeceased by one sister. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. tonight. Funeral and committal services will be held from the funeral home on Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Carl Wagner officiating. Interment Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 May 1982 pg 47 
Oscar Elligson
 
9274 The men who took the most prominent part in organizing the first library in the village were: Rev. Dr. Bayne, Alexander Burnet, James Cowan, John Gowinlock, William Trotter, H. G. Barlow, James Harris, Andrew Elliott, Francis McElroy, Francis Hogg, Andrew Moscrip and Walter H. Benn. These men have long since passed away, but they all did good work in their day in laying the foundations of a progressive and moral community; to the older generation of Galtonians their names call up a crowd of memories of the days that are no more. 1a

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

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Andrew Elliott was born in Westerkirk, Eskdale, Scotland, the son of William Elliott and Jane Jardine. He arrived in Galt in 1834 and joined the Galt Debating Society. He helped organize the Galt Subscription and Circulating Library in 1836. The same year he went into the grocery business which partnered with John Fleming he operated for a number of years. In 1840's and 1850's he operated the Elliott Distillery the site of the first steam engine in Galt in 1844. He served on Galt council and served as reeve. In 1855 he became a partner with Robert Hunt in the Preston Woollen Mills. He also operated the Elliott Soap Works. In 1869 he moved to Almonte he operated a textile mill until his retirement in 1888. Elliott Street in Galt is named in his honour.2a

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

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Elliott, Andrew, Almonte, one of the most enterprising of our woollen manufacturers, was born on the 3rd April, 1809, at Stanishwater, parish of Westerkirk, Eskdale, Scotland. His father, William Elliott, and his mother, Jane Jardine, were both natives of Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Mr. Elliott received his education at the Langholme and Corrie school, near Lockerby, which he left at the age of thirteen, and began the battle of life unaided. In 1834 he came to Canada, and two years after his arrival he began business as a grocer in Galt, Ontario. Here he did a good business, built a distillery, ran it for several years, sold it out, and joined Kobert Hunt, of Preston, in the woollen business. In 1853 they changed the factory into a fourset mill, and worked it very successfully for about ten years. About 1864, while Mr. Elliott was in Great Britain buying wool, the mill was burnt down, but on his return he rebuilt it, and associated with him in his new venture (the old partnership having been dissolved) J. L. Hunt and George Stephen (now Sir George Stephen, bart.).

The new firm abandoned the manufacture of cloth, and went into that of flax and linseed oil. After spending a great, deal of money in importing first-class machinery from Great Britain, Ireland and the United States, and pushing the business for about four years, they found that Canada was unsuited for such an enterprise, and parted with the concern, having lost a considerable sum of money by the venture. Mr. Elliott then sold out all his property in Preston and Galt, and purchased a woollen mill in Almonte, where for the past seventeen years he has successfully prosecuted his business. Mr. Elliott was elected district (Gore district) councillor for the township of Dumfries (Upper Canada), and: 1840 he was chosen the first reeve for the village of Galt, and occupied the position for several years. The late Hon. Kobe Baldwin made him a magistrate, and in this capacity he acted for about ten year; he was sent as a delegate from the village Galt and the township of Dumfries with an address to Lord Elgin, in Montreal shortly after the destruction of the Parliament buildings by a mob.

Mr. Elliott took an active interest in railway extension, he did his share in getting the Great Western Railway Company to build a branch in from Harrisburg to Galt. In his young days he was a strong supporter of the Baldwin administration, and even supported the late Hon. George Brown, but refused longer to follow him as a party leader when he left the government of the day and formed the "Grit" party; and he has ever since been an opponent of the Reform party Mr. Elliott has been a Presbyterian from his youth up. In 1839 he married Mary Hanley, a native of the county of Longford Ireland. He has been a busy man, and now enjoys the fruits of his industry.3a

3aGeo. MacLean Rose, A Cyclopaepdia of Canadian Biography being chiefly men of the time. Rose Publishing Co., Toronto 1888 
Andrew Elliott
 
9275 Andrew Elliott, a son of a Scottish immigrant to North Dumfries Township, was a great reader, which helped to prepare him to be a particularly competent lecturer on agricultural subjects.

He was an expert in livestock judging and judged in many parts of Canada and the United States. Greatly interested in Farmers' Institutes, he lectured for them in every province and twelve American states.

Elliott retired from farming in 1904 but continued judging livestock and lecturing until 1920. He also supervised twelve demonstration farms in Eastern Canada for the Dominion Department of Agriculture. A number of wealthy New England farmers commissioned him to go to Great Britain to purchase purebred sheep to improve their flocks.

He was an active member of the South Waterloo Agricultural Society for forty years, a member of the Kirk Session of Knox Presbyterian Church, Galt and a staunch Liberal.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame


 
Andrew S. Elliott
 
9276 Died In Preston, on Thursday, October 12th, 1911, Bert Sherman Elliott Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Elliott, aged 1 year, 5 months and 10 days. The Funeral Will take place from the home of his parents, Vine St., on Saturday, Oct. 14th, at 2. 30 p. m., to Preston Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card 
Bert Shermann Elliott
 
9277 1871 - Elizabeth Elliott is staying with John Hunter. Elizabeth Elliott
 
9278 Died/ In North Dumfries, this (Friday) morn/ ing, at 8.20 O'Clock/ Elizabeth Elliott/ Beloved wife of Robert Ford,/ aged 48 years and 11 months/ The funeral/ Will take place from her late residence/ on Monday forenoon, 7th inst., at 11/ o'clock to the Galt Cemetery. / Friends and acquaintances are respect/ fully invited to attend/ North Dumfries, Feb. 4, 1881

Funeral Card 
Elizabeth Elliott
 
9279 Funeral Notice. Died, In Ottawa, on Wednesday, July 18th, 1883, at 7 o'clock P.M., Elizabeth Elliott, Aged 25 years. The funeral will take place on Monday, 23rd inst., at 1 o'clock, p.m., from her mother's residence, William St., to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acqauintances respectfully invited. Ayr, July 23rd, 1883. Recorder Print, Ayr.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Elizabeth Elliott
 
9280 In North Dumfries, on the 4th inst., Elizabeth Elliott, wife of Mr. Robert Ford, aged 48 years and 11 months.

Galt Reporter Feb 11 1881 pg 8 
Elizabeth Elliott
 
9281 Mrs. John W. Bock of 206 Simeon St., died Friday at K-W Hospital after a long illness. She was 81. The former Frances Elliott, she was born March 24, 1886, at Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Elliott. She moved to Kitchener 38 years ago. She was a member of Bethany United Missionary Church and of the Patricia Chapter of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Bock was a former district deputy when a member of the Brilliant Rebecca Lodge. Surviving are her husband whom she married May 15, 1906, at Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island; three sons, Alvin of Galt, Carson of Cooksville and Ronald of Elmira; three daughters. Mrs. Nelson (Mildred) Leham of Kitchener, Mrs. Verden (Blanche) Buie of Sault Ste. Marie and Mrs. Gordon (Edith) Eby of Regina; one sister, Mrs. Stanley Goodbrand of Dundas, 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Those attending the funeral from Manitoulin were Mr. Tom Wright, Gore Bay, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Elliot, Mindemoya, Mr. Morley Tracy, Little Current, Mr. Gilmore Tracy, Miss Elva Tracy, Spring Bay.

The Recorder, May 4, 1967 
Frances "Fannie" Elliott
 
9282 1871 - George Elliot was staying with George Hope. George Elliott
 
9283 Died At Berlin, on Monday, Nov. 14th, 1898 George Elliott Aged 73 Years. The Funeral Will take place, leaving the residence of Mrs. Hunter, Ayr., on Thursday, Nov 17th inst., at 2 p.m., to the New Cemetery, Ayr, for interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
George Elliott
 
9284 Alymer was an active member of Galt's industrial community. He was president of Galt Metal Industries, he was one of the founders of the Canadian Toy Manufacturers Association.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
Horace Aylmer Elliott
 
9285 Hugh C. Elliott was born on February 7, 1899, and operated the family farm in North Dumfries Township which had been settled by his grandfather in 1832.

After attending the Galt Collegiate Institute, he graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College with a B.S.A. degree. In 1918-19, he was in the advance party of the 16th Field Company, Canadian Engineers, C.E.F., Siberia in Vladivostok.

He was active in the municipal affairs of North Dumfries serving as Clerk and Treasurer from 1933 to 1971, secretary-treasurer
of the Area School Board from 1946 to 1952, and of the High School District Board from 1929 to 1967. In 1945, he was President of the South Waterloo Agricultural Society and the Secretary-Treasurer from 1946 to 1952, as well as being a charter director of Doon Pioneer Village.

His experience in municipal affairs, farming and his concern for conservation work led to various offices on the Grand Valley Conservation Authority from 1966 to 1974, and was appointed to the G.R.C.A. Honour Roll in 19761a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame

____________________

Hugh C. Elliott

A North Dumfries Township clerk-treasurer for nearly four decades, Hugh Croll Elliott, passed away Friday, March 17, 1995 at Telfer Place, Paris. He was in his 97th year. Born in Galt, Mr. Elliott was a son of the late William Elliott and Eva Croll. Until 1989 he lived on the land in North Dumfries Township that had been settled by his great-grandfather in 1832. He served with the advance party of the 16th Field Company, Canadian Engineers, Canadian Expeditionary Force in Vladivostok, Siberia, 1918-1919. Graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph, 1923 with a B.S.A. degree. Mr. Elliott was clerk and treasurer of North Dumfries Township from 1933-1971. He was secretary-treasurer of the South Waterloo Agricultural Society 1946-1952; secretary-treasurer of the Grand Valley Conservation Authority 1952-1963 and served on the executive committees of the G.V.CA., the Grand River Conservation Authority and the board of directors of Doon Pioneer Village. In 1967, Mr. Elliott was awarded the Canadian Centennial medal for municipal service. Predeceased by his first wife, Jean Barrie and an infant daughter Mary. He is survived by his wife Irene Fink; daughters Janet and her husband Edward Buckley of Ithaca, New York and Helen and her husband Ken-neth Hollidge of Kitchener; stepdaughter Patricia and her husband Reynold Scharf of Cayley, Alberta; nine grand-children; and three great-grandchildren. According to Mr. Elliott's wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be conducted at Knox's (Gait) Presbyterian Church, Queen's Square, Cambridge today (Wednesday) at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Linda Ewing officiating. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Little's Funeral Home, Cambridge.

The Ayr News 22 Mar 1995 pg 15 
Hugh Croll Elliott
 
9286 Elliott Soap Works, J.& R. Elliott, Harris Street - "Where there is life, there's soap," is a new version of an old adage, but a true one nevertheless. Soap is one of the many necessary articles required in everyday life. Among the varied manufacturing industries in Galt, the Elliott Soap and Candle Works stand alone in their special line. The business of this concern has been established for over 30 years, the present firm coming into possession 6 years ago, succeeding Dixon, who succeeded Simpson, who succeeded Oliver, etc. The premises occupied are 34x106 feet in dimensions and 1 ½ stories in height, being substantially built of stone. There is one vat having a capacity of 16,000 lbs. of soap; there are also the necessary moulds, presses, etc., and a six-horse-power engine, used for pumping water. The special brands of soap manufactured - which are all laundry - are: "Pure," "Free Trade," "Sultana," "Dominion" and "Electric." The trade of the concern, which is excellent and steadily increasing, goes from London, Walkerton, St. Catharines, Brantford and Toronto, and all intermediate sections. Employment is furnished to four competent workmen. Messrs. Elliott are natives of Canada, and are active energetic and enterprising business men, and are on the sure road to business success.1a

1aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)  
James Elliott
 
9287 J. & R. Elliott manufacturers of plain and facy soaps, lard and other oils. This establishment is large and well fitted for the business. The premises are built of stone situated on Mill Creek, near the head of Main street. For a number of years this firm has conducted a successful business and by general urbanity and business tact they command the respect of the public and their patrons.1a

1a\\bFrom 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt 
James Elliott
 
9288 1871 - Jane Elliot is in same household as James Sharpe. Jane Elliott
 
9289 One reference to Jane gives her middle name as Gordon. Jane Geraldine Elliott
 
9290 Staying at James McMillan's Inn. Janet Elliott
 
9291 JOHN ELLIOTT.

No mention of Hagersville would be complete without the record of John Elliott, for he came to this place when there was only one house on the site of the present village and he assisted in clearing the forest and in planting the seeds of civilization in the wilderness. For many years he continued active here, but is now living retired in the enjoyment of a rest which he has truly earned and richly deserves. He was born in England in 1819, and leaving his native country when a boy went to Scotland, where he lived for many years. In 1843 he came to Canada and located first at Galt, where he resided for one year, after which he took up his abode at Hagersville, where fifty years ago he began farming. He aided in the arduous task of clearing and developing new land, cutting away the forests, grubbing out the stumps and preparing the soil for cultivation. Year after year he placed his fields under the plow and as the result of his care and labor gathered good harvests. Making judicious use of his financial resources he is now enabled to live retired, having acquired a handsome competence which supplies him with all of the necessities, many of the comforts and some of the luxuries of life.

Mr. Elliott was married to Miss Shortreed of Canada and they have two daughters, Christina and Mary Elizabeth, both at home. That Mr. Elliott has not made the acquirement of wealth the sole aim and end of his life is well known to his fellow citizens, for he has always been loyal to the community and devoted to the welfare of his family and friends, and, moreover, he is a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. He has now passed the eighty-eighth milestone on life's journey and he receives the veneration, good will and esteem which should ever be accorded one who has reached an advanced age and whose life has been honorable and upright.2a

2aA History of Ontario: its resources and development 
John Elliott
 
9292 In Galt, on Friday afternoon, 9th inst., at half-past 5 o'clock, John Elliott, aged 63 years and 6 months.

Galt Reporter Aug 16 1878 pg 3 
John Elliott
 
9293 In Loving Memory. Died In Ayr, on Wednesday, March 29th, 1922, at 3.30 p.m. John Elliott In his 62nd year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Colquhoun St., on Saturday, Apr. 1, at 2.30 p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. (Please omit flowers.) Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation John Elliott
 
9294 Rev. John Elliott was born in Bowcastle, Cumberland, England, October 17 1824, came to Canada with his parents in 1829 and settled in Trafalgar township. He was converted in his 17th years, was licenced as a L. P. C. 5 years later, and preached in that capacity for 17 years. In 1849 he married Mary Jane Mullholland, daughter of the late George M., UEL, Trafalagar. Until 1862 he followed the mercantile pursuits in Port Hope, Peterboro and Lindsay. In 1862 he entered the NCM minister. He was rec'd into full membership with Con in 1866, then served several counties. He died Jan 31 1885 at the pars, Ayr (res of his son, Rev. R. J. Elliot) and was buried in Ayr Cemetery. [wording abridged]1a

1a Obituaries from the Christian Guardian July 1884 to December 1890 Volume 10, Donald A. McKenzie 
Rev. John Elliott
 
9295 ATKINSON, Margaret (Bette) Passed away peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home on Thursday, December 3, 2009 in her 91st year. Bette Atkinson (nee Elliott) is the beloved mother of Denise Atkinson of Ottawa, loved grandmother of Spice Eden Maybe of Toronto and Kathleen Hindle of Haliburton. Also survived by her sisters Roberta Elliott and Joan Coutts (Wilf) both of Cambridge. She was predeceased by a son Douglas Atkinson (1961), one brother Ted (1980), and three sisters Jeannette Elliott (1934), Gertrude Rankine (1993) and Mary Syme (2000). Bette served her country during Second World War in the C.W.A.C. (Canadian Women's Army Corps), and was a retired employee of Canada Employment, a member of Trinity Anglican Church. The family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 1-2 P.M. followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 2 P.M. Interment Mt. View Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Parkinson Society would be appreciated by the family. Tributes may be made on line at www.Couttsfuneralhome.com The family would like to express their thanks to the nursing staff and caregivers of Fairview Mennonite Home.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 3 Dec 2009 
Margaret Elliott
 
9296 In 1851 Martha was living in Waterloo Township with her son William. Martha Elliott
 
9297 BAKED TOMATOES

Select large firm fruit; cut out a round place in the centre of each one, and scrape out the seeds and soft part with a teaspoon. Season stale bread crumbs with minced onion, parsley, salt and pepper, and fill the tomatoes. Butter a baking pan, place them close together, put few bits of butter on the top of each one, a little water in the bottom of the pan, and bake in moderate oven. If inclined to scorch, lay buttered paper over. 
Mary Miller Elliott
 
9298 1871 - Robert Elliott is staying with John Hunter. Robert Elliott
 
9299 Elliott Soap Works, J.& R. Elliott, Harris Street - "Where there is life, there's soap," is a new version of an old adage, but a true one nevertheless. Soap is one of the many necessary articles required in everyday life. Among the varied manufacturing industries in Galt, the Elliott Soap and Candle Works stand alone in their special line. The business of this concern has been established for over 30 years, the present firm coming into possession 6 years ago, succeeding Dixon, who succeeded Simpson, who succeeded Oliver, etc. The premises occupied are 34x106 feet in dimensions and 1 ½ stories in height, being substantially built of stone. There is one vat having a capacity of 16,000 lbs. of soap; there are also the necessary moulds, presses, etc., and a six-horse-power engine, used for pumping water. The special brands of soap manufactured - which are all laundry - are: "Pure," "Free Trade," "Sultana," "Dominion" and "Electric." The trade of the concern, which is excellent and steadily increasing, goes from London, Walkerton, St. Catharines, Brantford and Toronto, and all intermediate sections. Employment is furnished to four competent workmen. Messrs. Elliott are natives of Canada, and are active energetic and enterprising business men, and are on the sure road to business success.1a

1aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886) 
Robert Elliott
 
9300 ELLIOTT, Robert

With fondest memories, the family announces the passing, of Robert Elliott, at Trinity Village Care Centre, on Sunday, May 16, 1999, in his 90th year. Beloved husband for 73 years of Eva; devoted Father of Edna Kirkorian of Kitchener and Wayne and his wife Debbie of Waterloo. He was predeceased by his daughter, Joy Trotter and her husband Scott and by his son-in-law, Sark Kirkorian. Proud grandfather of Judy and her husband Tom Fourney, Ray and his wife Darlene Trotter, Sherry and her husband Mike Meloche, Lee Elliott and his fiancee Monica Stubgen and Adam Elliott. Survived by six great-grandchildren. Bob was a longtime employee of Babcock-Wilcox until his retirement. Visitation will be held at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd, Cambridge, on Monday, May 17 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the Salvation Army, 18 Tannery St., Cambridge, on Tuesday, at 1 p.m. Captain Sterling Snelgrove to officiate. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 17 May 1999 pg B3 
Robert Elliott
 
9301 J. & R. Elliott manufacturers of plain and facy soaps, lard and other oils. This establishment is large and well fitted for the business. The premises are built of stone situated on Mill Creek, near the head of Main street. For a number of years this firm has conducted a successful business and by general urbanity and business tact they command the respect of the public and their patrons.1a

1aFrom 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt  
Robert Elliott
 
9302 TROTTER, Thelma Joy

Of Vine Street, Cambridge, on Saturday, Dec. 24, 1994, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Scott Trotter and daughter of Robert and Eva Elliott of Kitchener. Dear mother of Raymond and his wife Darlene of Brantford and Sherry and her husband Mike Melodic of Alberta. Also survived by one sister, Edna Kirkorian of Cambridge and one brother, Wayne and his wife Debbie of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of six grandchildren. Derek, Shayne, Shannon, Raymond Jr., Katie and Julie. Joy Trotter was born in Botwood, Nfld. and had been a resident of Cambridge, since 1947 from Newfoundland. She was retired from Westinghouse, a member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion Branch 126 and also a life member and past President of the Ladies Auxiliary. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Dec. 29, 1994, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Herb Hartig officiating. Cremation to follow. A legion service will be held on Wednesday evening, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m., under the auspices of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion Branch 126.

The Record 29 Dec 1994 pg A7 
Thelma Joy "Joy" Elliott
 
9303 1871 - Thomas Elliott is staying with John Hunter. Thomas Elliott
 
9304 SAD ACCIDENT AT GALT

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

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

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

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

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

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


1aMeaford Monitor Friday, May 31, 1878 
Thomas Elliott
 
9305 Died, In Ayr, on Thursday, June 6th, 1889, at 1 o'clock p.m., Wilhelmina Elliott, Aged 55 Years, 3 Months & 6 Days. The Funeral Will take place on Saturday, 8th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, Northumberland St., to the New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Ayr, June 6th, 1889.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Wilhelmina Elliott
 
9306 William Elliott was a native of Roxburgshire, Scotland. He arrived in Galt about 1846. First working a carpenter later he became on of Galt's earliest photographers. He left Galt in 1874 for Elora.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
William Elliott
 
9307 William Elliott was born in North Dumfries Township. He took over the family farm in 1904 and was well known as a breeder of Clydesdale horses and Tamworth hogs.

He was educated at Stone School, S.S. No. 19, Galt Collegiate Institute, and the Ontario Agricultural College and became a Farmer's Institute lecturer, and a livestock judge at fairs throughout Canada. During 1913-14 he was a member of a Board of Adjudicators appointed to assess damage to crops caused by smelters at Sudbury.

As a member of North Dumfries Township Council and reeve in 1921 he ran for Parliament and served for South Waterloo from 1921 to 1925, representing a Farmer-Labour coalition formed in protest against the Union Government which had survived the World War I.

In an executive capacity he served the Ontario Agricultural and Experimental Union (1924), the South Waterloo Liberal Association, the Central Dumfries Farmers Club and the North Dumfries Plowmen's Association. He was also a member of the Galt Suburban Roads Commission.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Hall of Fame 
William Elliott
 
9308 Died In Ayr, on Wednesday, June 26, 1901, At 7.30 p.m. William H. Elliott, in the 75th year of his age. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Piper street, on Friday, June 28, at 10 o'clock a.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
William H. Elliott
 
9309 Died, In North Dumfries, on Monday, August 1st, 1881, at 12 o'clock, noon, William S. Elliott, Aged 75 Years and 7 Months. The Funeral Will take place on Wednesday, August 3rd, at 2 o'clock P.M., from his late residence, to the Galt Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, August 1st, 1881.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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DEATH OF MR. WM. ELLIOTT


The death of this old resident of Dumfries, after a long and painful illness, took place on Monday morning last. The deceased gentleman came to Canada in the year 1833, and settled down at once on the fine property, then a wilderness, where he died. Of the same industrious spirit as characterized the Scottish emigrants who were the pioneers of Dumfries, he soon established a comfortable home, which has since grown into the beautiful homestead where so many of the last years of his life were spent. About eleven years after settling in Dumfries, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott were severely tried by the death in one week of six of their children, through a visitation of scarlet fever. In 1869, if we recollect aright, Mr. Elliott very suddenly lost his faithful partner in life, Mrs. Elliott retiring at night in health and being found quite dead the following morning. There are now living of the family, Mr. James Elliott, merchant, Hamilton; Mr. Andrew Elliott, living on the homestead, and Mrs. Andrew Telfer, of South Dumfries. Deceased was an earnest Christian man, and long a leading member of the United Presbyterian Church.

His Funeral on Wednesday was very largely attended, his many friends taking this way of testifying their earnest respect for the deceased and sympathy with his relatives.1a

1aGalt Reporter Aug 5 1881 pg 1 
William S. Elliott
 
9310 David Ellis Sr. was born in the parish of Kileshandra, Co. Cavan, Ireland, and emmigrated to the U. S. with an older brother, W. Ellis, in 1804. 6 years later, he moved to Waterloo Twp., U. C. He married Margaret Jones, and settled in Dumfries twp., where he died, Dec. 20, 1845, in his 58th year; survived by his wife, his brother, W. Ellis of Waterloo Twp., and another brother in Ireland. Mr. Ellis served as a local preacher.1a

1aThe Christian Guardian 8 Apr 1846 pg 97

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WILLIAM ELLIS, farmer, Township of South Dumfries, is a native of Waterloo County, Ontario, and was born 14th April, 1818. His father was one of the first settlers in this section of Canada, having emigrated from his native land, Ireland, at a very early day. He died in South Dumfries Township about the year 1845, and his wife, who was from Pennsylvania, died also in South Dumfries, February, 1866. They were married in Canada, and settled in Waterloo County originally, but finally moved to South Dumfries. William Ellis, our subject, married in 1839, Hannah Howell, born in Dumfries Township, 19th June, 1821, died 12th December, 1853 ; she was a daughter of Jonah Howell. Mr. Ellis again married, taking for his second wife Jane Cushnughan, born in Ireland, 20th September, 1831, and a daughter of Edward Cushnaghan. She was only two years of age when she left Ireland for Canada with her parents ; her father died, 8th November, 1881. Mr. Ellis, and both his first and second wife were members of the Baptist Church, and he himself has acted as School Trustee for several terms. By his first wife he had a family of eight children, of whom five survive, viz., Jonah, Mary, Sarah J., Alice M. and Hannah. The deceased are Margaret, Catharine and an infant. By his second marriage were born five, all living- James H., Edward, Judson, William S. and Frank L Success has closely attended Mr. Ellis' perseverance and industrial habits, for from nothing comparatively he has become owner of 198 acres improved land, with fine buildings, and this he has acquired since coming into the County of Brant.2a

2aThe history of the county of Brant, Ontario: containing a history of the county: its township, cities, towns, schools, J. H. Beers & Co. Warner, Beers & Co. 
Rev. David Ellis
 
9311 Served in the Flank company of the 2nd York Militia Regiment under Captain Applegarth. Militia rolls names on him and petitions for compensation after the war listing their homes as being in Block 2 or Waterloo Rev. David Ellis
 
9312 Edward Ellis did not seek a political or public life but remained close to the land, farming and assisting in the construction of buildings in the community. He resided on his farm in Puslinch Township for over thirty years. On October 13th, 1873, Edward Ellis sold his pioneer farm to Mr. William Ross. Mary and Edward took up residence near the village of St. George in South Dumfries, Brant County.

Edward Ellis was known as a man of great general intelligence and of a most philanthropic disposition, ever ready to administer a good turn when he knew it to be necessary.

"We are bound to say that few men endeared themselves more to all acquaintances than did Mr. Ellis - a gentle and consistent Christian."

Throughout his adult life, Edward Ellis was always a staunch member of the Methodist Church, and a liberal in politics. For some thirty years, Edward's health was in a precarious condition. At the time of his death on Saturday, November 24th, 1883 at the age of 69 years, Edward and his wife Mary were in readiness to move to Hespeler - once again to be amid old friends and family.

An interesting observation about Edward and Thomas Ellis is that both men followed in the footsteps of their father, David Ellis. Thomas, like his father, was a magistrate. Edward leaned toward the religious calling of his preacher father. The one acre of land given freely to the Puslinch Lake community by Edward and Mary Ellis was generous in nature and representative of their Christian spirit.1a

1aEllis Church Enduring and Everlasting 1861-1987 126 years, published by The Ellis Church Board of Trustees., July 1987. 
Edward Ellis
 
9313 The Earliest Bakeries of which there is a record here were those operated by George Ellis in 1859 in the Orton Block, corner Queen and Guelph Road1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
George Ellis
 
9314 George Ellis

Funeral service took place Friday, in Goderich for George L. Ellis. He died suddenly last Tuesday, at his Goderich home, at the age of 66. Burial was in Elmira. Mr. Ellis was at one time the editor of the Elmira Signet. His wife, the former Gene Aumann, is from Elmira. He is also survived by a daughter, Barbara (Mrs. Barry Foster) of Guelph and two grandchildren: a brother, Walter of Ponoka, Alberta and a sister, Mrs. Bryan White of Loomis, California. He was publisher of the Goderich Signal-Star from 1951 to 1968 and was a past-president of the Ontario weekly newspapers association.

The Elmira Signet Apr 19 1972 pg 8 
George Lineslu Ellis
 
9315 "Ellis, Harry P., 25 Cedar Street south, May 27, 74 years. Harry P. Ellis, age 74, died at 25 Cedar Street south, on Sat. afternoon. A s/o Edwin Ellis and Louise Oakley,deceased was born at Greenwich, England on Jan. 28, 1865. He was married to Mary Saltzberry in Kitchener, Aug. 7, 1886. Mr. Ellis was employed asa messenger at the B.F. Goodrich Company. He was a member of St. John'sAnglican church and the Sons of England. Surviving are his widow, one son, Charles of United States, sixdaughters, Mrs. Walter Eager, Mrs. John Head, Mrs. Ray Gillespie, Mrs. S.E. Rickert and Mrs. Louis Hofstetter, all of Kitchener, and Mrs. Gordon Daub of St. Agatha; three brothers, Charles, Fred and George, all of Kitchener, one sister, Miss Florence, 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild....Mount Hope Cemetery..."

Kitchener Daily Record 29 May 1939 
Harvey Percy "Harry" Ellis
 
9316 STEEL, Irene Mae (nee Ellis)

Born September 29, 1924 in Saint John, N.B. and raised in Nova Scotia, died peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on October 15, 2010. Predeceased by her husband Gilbert. Irene served in the Canadian Army during WWII and settled in Cambridge, when the war ended. She was a 40 year member of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 126. She also volunteered for many years at The Allen Reuter Seniors Centre. A private family interment has taken place.

Cambridge Times 21 Oct 2010 
Irene Mae Ellis
 
9317 From Death Record James Ellis
 
9318 In Waterloo, on the 12th inst., Mr. James Ellis, aged 73 years and 2 months. Deceased was a very old resident of the Township of Waterloo, having along with his father entered the Township along with the first settlers. For many years he had suffered very much from bad health. He was an upright, honorable man, and was highly respected.

Galt Reporter Dec 20 1878 pg 3 
James Ellis
 
9319 ELLIS, John Bateman

Of 246 Fountain St., Cambridge, on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1981, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 79th year, John Ellis, beloved husband of Winifred Langrick. Dear father of Dr. Roger Ellis of Edmonton, Alta., David of Mississauga and Dr. William Ellis of Elora. Also survived by eight grandchildren. Mr. Ellis was born in England and came to Cambridge from Renfrew, Ont., in 1955. He was the retired owner/operator of Ellis's Shoe Store, Cambridge and a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Cambridge. Funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 22, 1981, at St. John's Anglican Church, Cambridge, at 2 p.m. Cremation will follow. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Jan 1981 pg 33 
John Bateman Ellis
 
9320 ELLIS, John David

December 9, 1935-February 14, 2016. Passed away peacefully, at his home on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at the age of 80. Beloved husband to Melvina (nee Doucette) of 55 years and loving father to Laurie (Eimutis), Cindy (Mark), Cheryl (Renato) and Michael (Louise). Cherished papa to his nine grandchildren: Megan, Kyle, Brittany, Brent, Samantha, Emily, Michael, Nicholas, Jessica and his three great-grandchildren, Ezabella, Emmett and Emma-lee. David is survived by his brother, Roger Ellis (Marg), sister-in-law, Patricia Ellis, brothers and sisters-in-law from Prince Edward Island, nieces and nephews, He is predeceased by his youngest brother, William Ellis and his parents, John and Winifred Ellis. David found great joy in spending time with his family and friends, skiing on the hills of Mt. St Louis, golfing, playing cards and summer vacations, in PEI. As per his wishes cremation has taken place. A mass and celebration of life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 27th at St. Clement's Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge.

Cambridge Times 25 Feb 2016 
John David "David" Ellis
 
9321 Richardson; Karen - Passed away peacefully at Hilltop Manor in Cambridge on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. Karen Beatrice May (Ellis) Richardson of Cambridge formally of Purple Valley in her 65th year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford Albert Richardson who passed away in July of 2004. Loving mother of Paul and his wife Parr, Debbie Studiman and her husband Ken, Lorrie Richardson and her spouse John Curtis all of Cambridge and Ron Ellis of Brantford. Dear grandma of nine grandchildren. Loving sister of Allan Ellis, Carolyn Perry (David), Gary Ellis (Sue). Predeceased by her brother Fred Ellis. At Karens request cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service for Karen on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener (749-8467) at 2:00p.m. Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.obit411.com/1892 for Karen's memorial.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Karen Beatrice May Ellis
 
9322 Mrs. Katherine Rickert - Mrs. Katherine Rickert, 63, of 65A Church St., died today in K-W Hospital, after a brief illness. Born Dec. 30, 1897, in Guelph, she was a daughter of the late Harry Ellis and the former Mary Salzberg. She was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church and was active in the Patricia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Stanley, died in 1937. He was proprietor of Rickert's Dairy for many years. Survivors include one son, Stanley of Kitchener; one daughter, Mrs. William (Bette) Hallman of Kitchener; one brother, Charles of Detroit; four sisters, Mrs. Walter (Florence) Eager and Mrs. Jack (Ethel) Head of Toronto, Mrs. Ray (Grace) Gillespie and Mrs. Louis (Della) Hofstetter of Kitchener; and six grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Gordon (Cora) Daub, predeceased her. The body is at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home where the funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2 pm by Rev. C.L. Ladds. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Katherine Ellis
 
9323 LEONARD G. ELLIS 1919 - 2009 Leonard Gordon Ellis passed away, suddenly, at Pinehaven Retirement Residence, Waterloo on Thursday, December 3, 2009, just two days before his 90th birthday. Leonard was a veteran of the Second World War and a Mutual Life retiree. Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy in 2009; parents, John and Mabel Ellis; sister, Pauline Bauman; brother, Ervin Ellis; and a sister in infancy. Loving father of Rosemary and Peter Cadiou of Cambridge, Charles and Ruth Ellis of Waterloo, Sharon and Norman Raycraft of Barrie and step-father of Robert and Sandy Morewood of Windsor. Dear grandfather of Robyn Cadiou, Brian and Corrine Ellis, Bradley and Erin Ellis, Sarah and Jon Bastien, Kristi Gayowsky, and five great-grand- children. Remembered by Peggy and Bob Power of Leisureworld, Elmira. Relatives and friends are invited to share memories of Leonard during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday, December 6 from 2-4 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. A reception will immediately follow the service in the funeral home's Fireside Reception Room. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or a charity of choice by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445 519-745-8445. In living memory of Leonard, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 3 Dec 2009 
Leonard G. Ellis
 
9324 Mrs. Martha Butler, was born in Waterloo twp., in 1816, married Patrick Butler in 1837, and died in Walsingham, March 22, 1861 [should read 1871]; predeceased by 4 sons, 3 of them in infancy, 1 at about aged 12; suvived by her husband, 1 son and 5 daughters.1a

1aChristian Guardian 10 May 1871 pg 75 
Martha Ellis
 
9325 From Birth Record Maud Mabel Ellis
 
9326 WILLIAM ELLIS, farmer, Township of South Dumfries, is a native of Waterloo County, Ontario, and was born 14th April, 1818. His father was one of the first settlers in this section of Canada, having emigrated from his native land, Ireland, at a very early day. He died in South Dumfries Township about the year 1845, and his wife, who was from Pennsylvania, died also in South Dumfries, February, 1866. They were married in Canada, and settled in Waterloo County originally, but finally moved to South Dumfries. William Ellis, our subject, married in 1839, Hannah Howell, born in Dumfries Township, 19th June, 1821, died 12th December, 1853 ; she was a daughter of Jonah Howell. Mr. Ellis again married, taking for his second wife Jane Cushnughan, born in Ireland, 20th September, 1831, and a daughter of Edward Cushnaghan. She was only two years of age when she left Ireland for Canada with her parents ; her father died, 8th November, 1881. Mr. Ellis, and both his first and second wife were members of the Baptist Church, and he himself has acted as School Trustee for several terms. By his first wife he had a family of eight children, of whom five survive, viz., Jonah, Mary, Sarah J., Alice M. and Hannah. The deceased are Margaret, Catharine and an infant. By his second marriage were born five, all living\emdash James H., Edward, Judson, William S. and Frank L Success has closely attended Mr. Ellis' perseverance and industrial habits, for from nothing comparatively he has become owner of 198 acres improved land, with fine buildings, and this he has acquired since coming into the County of Brant.1a

1aThe history of the county of Brant, Ontario: containing a history of the county: its township, cities, towns, schools, J. H. Beers & Co. Warner, Beers & Co. 
William Ellis
 
9327 In 1810 Jacob Shantz & wife & one child and Christian Shantz with wife & 8 children (he was distinguished as River Shantz) and half brother to Jacob's late father (Isaac) and Cornelius Pannebecker & family came in one company.

In this same year 1810 came Henry Wanner with 3 sons and 6 daughters from Cumberland Co. Pa. He had two 4 horse teams and brought 6 cows along. In this came also one William Ellis (D. Feby. 28, 1848 and wife Martha D. Sept. 29, 1864) originally from Ireland, came from Pa. and settled near Hespeler of the present. Henry [Ellis] one of those sons was drafted and as he was not a member in the Mennonite church had to go in the War of 1812. On his return from battle he had all his cartridges left yet so he was asked why he did not shoot, to which he replied, why I looked & looked for a chance. He was too much of a Mennonite for a good soldier.

This William Ellis, (who became a Captain of a company in the War of 1812), and John Erb were the two first Magistrates in this Waterloo settlement. As yet no Post Office was nearer than Dundas, and all legal business, such as Recording of Deeds, reports & returns of Tax collectors, had to be made at Little York (Toronto).1a

1aMennonite Immigration to Waterloo County, The Moyer Journal, Atributed to Samuel S. Moyer 1849-1941, Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

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His Excellency Major General Sir Peregrine Maitland Knight Commander of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath. Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada.

May it please your Excellency

We the undersigned inhabitants of the Township of Waterloo and the adjacent Townships beg leave respectfully to represent - That in many instances they are put to great inconvenience in consequence of not having two resident Magistrates in this part of the District of Gore - And that it would greatly contribute to the general accommodation of the Inhabitants if in addition to the present magistrate William Ellis Esq. it would please your Excellency to name some other person to act in conjunction with him in discharge of the very important Office of Justice of the Peace.

We therefore humbly petition your Excellency that you would please appoint Mr. William Scollick of the township of Waterloo as Magistrate for the District of Gore. And we confidently assure your Excellency that from the circumstances of the person herein nominated being a native of the County of Westmorland in England and his having already purchased an Estate in the Township of Waterloo. And since his residence amongst us uniformly conducted himself as a respectable and truly loyal subject. We think no other person in this vicinity could be named to discharge the duty of the appointment with greater satisfaction to the Inhabitants.

And your petitioners are in duty bound will ever pray

--

Waterloo
April 23rd 1824

Walter B. Davis
Andrew Serares
Jacob Holt
Henry Panndeker
D. Sharp
Richard Ferguson
William Ellis, J.P.
John McCarther
John Erb
Abraham Panebaker
William Bedntetr
Jacob Gabel
John Tasinbarger
Sylvenus Cornell
Ebocham Tasenbarger
Ward Smith
Christian Swartz
John Erb Jn.
Thomas Smith
George Clemens
James Henery
Jacob C. Snyder
John Bearty
? Zingler2a

2aUpper Canada Sundries, Archives of Canada. Original, Film C4612, vol. 66, pages 3505-35007. Index, Film C9822, 1824, p. 27

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William Ellis was born in Ireland in 1776, and emigrated to the U. S. in 1804 with his younger brother. 6 years later, he moved to U. C. and settled in Waterloo Twp. where he was appointed Justice of the Peace. He died survived by his wife and 8 children.3a

3aThe Christian Guardian 17 May 1848 pg 123

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In these early times there was not much need of magisterial supervision, but, as much probably as a matter of compliment as anything else, in the fall of 1827 Dr. Dunlop, Messrs. Pryor, Brewster, Hodgert and Col. Lamprey received the Commission of the Peace, to which Mr. Strange was afterwards added. Previous to this, disputes were adjusted and petty crimes punished by the magistrates elsewhere, 'Squires Leppard and Smith being the magistrates in Woolwich, and 'Squire Ellis, of Fisher's Mills, and 'Squire Scollick, of Preston, in Waterloo. From what is stated by those settlers who were here at the time, these magistrates' courts were conducted more on the principles of equity than on the basis of law, the legal knowledge of their worships on the bench being of the most crude and limited nature, and their decisions being given as the result of their innate feelings of justice and their bard common-sense views of right and wrong; and who shall say that there was not as much even-handed justice meted out then as now, when, through the multiplicity of apparently conflicting statutes, law and justice do not always seem to go hand in hand? When the Guelph magistrates were appointed, however, a quantity of law books were procured, and being men of considerable education and ability, they at once assumed a high place in the estimation of the other justices of the peace, who were accustomed to refer unusually knotty points to them for decision.4a

4aThe annals of the town of Guelph, 1827-1877 By Charles Acton Burrows pg. 60

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ELLIS FAMILY HISTORY

Mr. Alfred Ellis of Maple Grove Farm near Hespeler, who observed his 92nd birthday on September 15th, reveals some hitherto unrecorded tails of early days in the country shedding sidelights on conditions in Canada in the early days.

Mr. Ellis's grandfather, according to the former's reminiscences, Was the man who fired the first shot in the historic battle of Beaver Dams. A captain in the army, he went into active service immediately after the outbreak of the war of 1812-13-14 and when the men he was directing faced the enemy at Beaver Dams, so keen was the young officer to fight that he fired a shot before the general order to fire had been given.

Captain Ellis was better known in this vicinity as Squire Ellis. He was the country's first magistrate and in addition was employed by the government to pay the Indians the wolf-pelt bounty.

Although the times were troublous Squire Ellis lost no time in getting into action when Canada was invaded. As he bade farewell to his wife and young family before mounting his horse to ride to Niagara, he planted a staff in the ground. If it stood upright it was to be a sign that he would return unharmed from the War, he told his wife. Whether or not this superstition had any foundation is unknown. But it is known that the staff remained upright all the time its owner was away. It was still in position on the night at midnight when a noise at the door startled as she sat spinning, and without any other announcement her husband stood unharmed before her with his job of soldiering done. It is of interest that the old musket and bayonet used by Squire Ellis in 1812-14 are still valued possessions of the Ellis family.

In Squire Ellis's time Indians were much dreaded. The Squire, however, did not appear to share the general fear. Indeed he seemed to have a special influence over the red men. One night when he was returning through the Woods on horseback, a little to the west of where Preston now stands., he heard cries of distress. On turning his horse and investigating he found an Indian white men whipping him.

The Squire jumped off his horse, routed the men and untied the Indian He then gave his horse to the latter and took him home Where Mrs. Ellis cared for him until his wounds were healed.

One morning the Indian attempted by means of signs to give his benefactors a message but they failed to understand. Shortly afterwards he left the farm. A year later a b and of Indians approached the house with 2 Indian ponies. Since he did not know what they wanted the Squire put his children in the house, took out his gun and went out to meet them. The Indian he had rescued the previous was in the front rank. He came forward, three this arms about the Squire while two other Indians presented him with the span of Indian ponies.

In telling the story the Squire's grandson reported that it was a legend in the family that the ponies were kept on the farm until they died and that in the year 1885 a matched span of Indian ponies - probably offspring of the original pair - were shown by the Ellis family at Harley Fair and took first prize for being the "fastest walkers".

Interest in horses came naturally to the country's first magistrate. The chronicle of his family shows that he was a born in County Cavan, Ireland, a gentleman farmer who was educated, in good circumstances and who maintained a stable of good horses and kept his own hounds.

Squire Ellis was born in 1776 and married in 1799. When his first two children were still small tots he and his wife crossed the ocean and had the grief of having their first son die during the hazardous voyage.

At first they settled in Pennsylvania but in 1810 with other Loyalists they came north to Canada and settled on 230 acres which they bought from the Crown (George IY) near what is now Idylwild.

Their first home was built of logs on the side of a hill facing the south with an everlasting spring near by. (The Spring is now in existence). The house was a three storey structure with cellar, kitchen and fireplace, in front of which the Squire joined many hand in wedlock. As much as seven hundred pounds of maple sugar was often stored in the old attic. The house old is still standíng and is in good repair.

Mr. Ellis recalls that his grandparents had eight children, one of whom, David, was his father. The latter settled a few miles north of the original home on a farm which is the home of his nonagenarian son.

On Feb 8, 1892, Mr. Alfred Ellis married Mary Jane Clemens, daughter of Aaron Clemens of Fisher's Mills. Mr.s Ellis died June 8, 1945. The four children of this marriage are still living. Carl, who was the reeve of Waterloo Township, is now the farmer instead of his father. Elena, now Mrs. Alvin Gingrich lives in Hespeler, and Lourene and Ella are employed in Kitchener.

(Adapted in part from Pieces of Eight - New Record Sept. 18, 1940)5a

5aWaterloo Historical Society 1947 Annual Volume 
William E. S. Ellis
 
9328 Served in the Flank company of the 2nd York Militia Regiment under Captain Applegarth. Militia rolls names on him and petitions for compensation after the war listing their homes as being in Block 2 or Waterloo William E. S. Ellis
 
9329 Edith Mary Elmes

Edith Mary Elmes of RR 1, Drumbo passed away at Henderson Civic Hospital, Hamilton, on Tuesday, January 14th. She was in her 55th year. Born in Blenheim Township where she resided all her life, she was a daughter of the late Roy F. Elmes and Mary Jane Hutchinson. Miss Elmes was a valued member of Knox United Church, Ayr; served as church secretary until the end of 1985; a member of the United Church Women; Blenheim-Dumfries Farm Women's Club and Townline Community Club. Surviving are two brothers Rupert of RR 2. Drumbo and Spencer of RR 1, Drumbo; four nephews and one niece. Resting at Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Paris. Funeral service Thursday, 2 p.m. at Knox United Church, Ayr.

The Ayr News 15 Jan 1986 pg 11 
Edith Mary Elmes
 
9330 Dorothy Elmes

Frances Dorothy Elmes of RR 1, Drumbo, passed away at Willett Hospital, Paris, on Monday, March 22nd, 1999. She was in her 73rd year. Born in Blenheim Township, she was a daughter of Wallace Elmes and Ina Hall. Miss Elmes resided at RR 1, Drumbo all her life. She was a member of Knox United Church, Ayr and the church Friendship Group; the Blenheim-Dumfries Farm Women's Group; Drumbo Fair Board; Ayr Horticultural Society and the Townline Community Club. Surviving is a brother Ross of RR 1, Drumbo. Resting at the Ayr Chapel of the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, followed by funeral service at 3 p.m. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 24 Mar 1999 pg 15 
Frances Dorothy "Dorothy" Elmes
 
9331 17 and 19 Water [Wyatt] St. East

These twin houses were built by the well-known local mason, Charles Wilken. (Wilken did the masonry on the Great West Felt factory at the north end of Elmira; it is still in excellent shape after eighty years.) He built No. 19 for himself about 1907 and then built No 17 shortly thereafter for his wife's sister who wanted an identical house. One difference between the original buildings was in the foundation blocks; Charles' son Walter, relates that the sister-in-law and her husband spent evenings through the winter making the blocks for No. 17 by hand. The geometric latticework or treillage (a Regency feature) over the verandas is a special feature of these houses. The turned posts are also original, and the bottom railing of the upper veranda on No. 17 is probably original while that of No. 19 has been replaced. Notice also the delicate scrollwork at the top of the Italianate round-headed windows.1a

1aMarion Roes 2011 
Elmira
 
9332 17 and 19 Water [Wyatt] St. East

These twin houses were built by the well-known local mason, Charles Wilken. (Wilken did the masonry on the Great West Felt factory at the north end of Elmira; it is still in excellent shape after eighty years.) He built No. 19 for himself about 1907 and then built No 17 shortly thereafter for his wife's sister who wanted an identical house. One difference between the original buildings was in the foundation blocks; Charles' son Walter, relates that the sister-in-law and her husband spent evenings through the winter making the blocks for No. 17 by hand. The geometric latticework or treillage (a Regency feature) over the verandas is a special feature of these houses. The turned posts are also original, and the bottom railing of the upper veranda on No. 17 is probably original while that of No. 19 has been replaced. Notice also the delicate scrollwork at the top of the Italianate round-headed windows.1a

1aMarion Roes 2011 
Elmira
 
9333 Gale Presbyterian Church - Cross Street

Take a short detour down Cross St. to Gale Presbyterian Church.  Built in 1868, this church is named after Rev. Alexander Gale, a professor at Knox College, Toronto, who headed a program in the 1840s to give student ministers a chance to preach.  These students came to the church in Winterbourne, the closest Presbyterian church before this one was built.  The 1868 building was altered considerably in 1906, but care was taken to blend the additions and the old building into a pleasing whole.  The right-hand (north) portion of the building is the original structure.  The front façade was very simple, with a tall gothic-arch central entrance and a small pointed-arch window above. A close look at the brick reveals where the doorway was bricked in and replaced by the round window.  Notice too the three buttresses and four gothic windows in the north wall of the original building.  In 1906, the left hand foyer, the short tower and the annex were added, while the impressive round window replaced the old doorway.  The tower with its flared eaves adds distinction to the new entrance, and its fish scale shingling is echoed in the decorative south gable end.  The gothic windows in the south side tie in with the original ones on the north side.  New memorial windows replaced the old windows in the 1940s when the church was repainted inside and out.  In 1951, a kitchen was built, and in 1970 the portable Sunday school room was added at the rear.1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011 
Elmira
 
9334 Roy J. Aberle Cities Service Station

Roy J. Aberle has conducted a successful business in the Cities Service Station, on the [north west] corner of Arthur and Water [now Wyatt] Streets, for the past 14 years.  During these years he was assisted by many High School boys who earned pin-money by working part time: Leonard Rau (killed in a car accident), Merner Saddler, Buddy Hillis (killed overseas), Harold Schaub, Laverne Miller, Norman Hathaway, Donald Brox, Art Hahn, David Rowland (at present with the R.A.F., England).  Mr. Aberle's own sons, Gerald and Neil, are now giving him a helping hand.  The rainbow-coloured Studebaker shown in the picture, and used by Roy as a service car, was featured in the 1923 Old Boys Reunion as the most up-to-date car in Elmira at that time.2a

2aSouvenir of the Elmira Old Boys and Girls Reunion 1948, pg.39

Roy J. Aberle Cities Service Station

Roy J. Aberle has conducted a successful business in the Cities Service Station, on the [north west] corner of Arthur and Water [now Wyatt] Streets, for the past 14 years.  During these years he was assisted by many High School boys who earned pin-money by working part time: Leonard Rau (killed in a car accident), Merner Saddler, Buddy Hillis (killed overseas), Harold Schaub, Laverne Miller, Norman Hathaway, Donald Brox, Art Hahn, David Rowland (at present with the R.A.F., England).  Mr. Aberle's own sons, Gerald and Neil, are now giving him a helping hand.  The rainbow-coloured Studebaker shown in the picture, and used by Roy as a service car, was featured in the 1923 Old Boys Reunion as the most up-to-date car in Elmira at that time.2a

2aSouvenir of the Elmira Old Boys and Girls Reunion 1948, pg.39.

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2011 note: Aberle's station was remodelled to be a Becker gas bar and convenience store some years ago, and in 2011 the building is being demolished.  A new building will be erected on the combined former Aberle and Steddick Hotel properties. 
Elmira
 
9335 St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church - 60 Arthur St. South

The Lutheran congregation was organized in 1850. The corner lot was purchased for eleven pounds and five shillings, and a log building was constructed on the site of the present church. In 1869 a yellow brick church in the Upper Canada Gothic style was built. the plot of land at the rear of this church was used as a burial ground from 1850 to 1884. ...The present church was built in 1914-1915. ...1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011
 
Elmira
 
9336 Built by Jacob Dunke to came from Kitchener in 1864. Starting as a clerk in Wenger and Ruppel clothing store which was at the corner of Arthur and Church Streets. After the breakup of Wenger and Ruppel he continued with the new business Isaac Wenger store. In 1875 he opened his own store retiring at 43. Elmira
 
9337 Constructed 1860 Elmira
 
9338 Constructed by Caspar Ruppel in 1856, it is the oldest brick building in Elmira. Elmira
 
9339 Constructed by John Ratz in the 1870's Elmira
 
9340 Former home of William Behrens who was a salesman at the business Weber and Erb. The wrap around porch has been removed. Elmira
 
9341 This building, constructed in the 1860s, is one of the oldest brick buildings in Elmira.  At one time called the Ontario House or Mogk's Hotel (Casper Mogk was the proprietor), the hotel was built at a time of rapid growth as the surrounding countryside was settled and Elmira became a centre of commerce.  Early photographs show frame outbuildings, probably stables, extending across what is now Water St. [later named Wyatt St.].  The hotel has changed over the years, but one can still see clear evidence of the original Georgian style common at this period.  Characteristics of Georgian architecture are the rectangular shape, symmetrically placed windows of uniform size, and central doorways.  A close look at the south gable wall reveals the locations of the six original windows on the main storeys, topped by one smaller window in the attic.  Notice also the S shaped hardware on this wall; these are the original beam anchors. An early photograph shows, at the front of the south wing, central doorways flanked by two windows each on both storeys.  A small balcony projected from the second storey doorway and a broad platform extended nearly the length of this wing, serving as a porch.  The front of the north wing had six symmetrically placed windows - three on each storey.1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011 
Elmira
 
9342 No Ghosts: History of the Wachsmuth Block / Dreisinger Building,
7 Arthur Street North, Elmira

by Marion Roes

Published in the Waterloo Historical Society Volume 91 - 2003, pp. 20-29 .

Excerpts printed with permission from the author
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The building was sold and demolished early in 2008. Shoppers Drug Mart built a new store on the corner which opened in October 2008.

William Wachsmuth was an early Elmira entrepreneur.  He arrived in 1860, built a small frame building on the corner of Church and Arthur Streets, opened a shoe shop, then added a grocery.  Some years later, he was able to build a large, square, two-storey yellow brick "block" with a warehouse on the back.

Divided into three sections, the Wachsmuth block housed many businesses before 1906 when Christian Dreisinger moved his undertaking business into the center section of the building. Some of those businesses were: Wachsmuth Printing, the Traders Bank, Miss Edmund's millinery shop, Weichel Hardware, City Shoe Store (owned appropriately by Mr. Schumaker), Massey Harris Co. Of Toronto, Ford and Liesemer Farm Implements, Otto Wachsmuth's boot and shoe business (which advertised McPherson's Lightening Hitch Hockey Shoe). 

Dreisinger added retail furniture later in 1906 and by 1912 more space was needed.  The warehouse came down and a large two-storey addition with a second entrance on Church Street went up. So that furniture could be moved to and from the new display area on the second floor, a manual pulley elevator was installed.

When Pentland's Millinery's lease ended in 1921, C. Dreisinger Furniture and Undertaking expanded into that north section and combined the two entrances into one.  The local newspaper noted that the upstairs, previously set apart for furniture, would be the casket department of the undertaking business.  In the same year the Royal Bank, which had merged with the Traders Bank in 1912, moved across the street.

Arthur Ullyot, druggist from Toronto leased the corner section and changed the windows and entrance. Freddie Miller, owner of the electrical business across the street on Church Street, installed a motor for the manual elevator.

Funeral practises were changing.  During the early 1930s people started asking for funerals to be carried out at parlors instead of in their homes.  No longer was the deceased's body prepared at home, or visitations held there.  Except for wintertime, cars had replaced horse-drawn hearses.  A 1937 fire map shows a garage added to the rear of the building with room for hearses and cars for two complete funerals.

Then, in 1940, Ullyot's Rexall Drug Store moved down the street and that corner section became a funeral chapel, reportedly the first in the district. Renovations to the rest of the building included a properly appointed morgue, visitation rooms and casket showroom.  In the basement were a radio repair shop and the building's air conditioning and automatic heating systems.

Another use for the elevator shaft was drying the 12 x 15 foot tent which sheltered mourners at graveside services. After a rain it was a struggle, standing on the main floor to push the heavy wet canvas with a pole to the second floor so the rings on the top hooked onto the top of the elevator shaft.  It took at least 36 hours for the tent to dry, hanging three stories through the open top of the elevator stationed in the basement.

In 1977 the furniture and funeral businesses were separated.  Dreisinger Funeral Home moved to 62 Arthur Street South and with it went the pews, stained glass windows and the Hammond electric organ. Furniture displays expanded to new space opened when visitation and preparation rooms were removed.

"Are there ghosts?" people often asked.  Ghost stories are usually about how a person dies.  People had already died when they were brought here.  So no, no ghosts!1a 

1aInformation for the article was taken from personal records, newspapers and local history books.  They are listed in the Waterloo Historical Society Volume 91 - 2003 which is available in libraries.

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Excerpts from Elmira: Three Walking Tours

Dreisinger Furniture Store - 7 Arthur St. North

The intersection of Church and Arthur Streets has been the core of Elmira's business district since the early days.  Some of the early commercial buildings still remain.  The Italianate building on the northeast corner that now houses the Dreisinger Furniture Store was built during Elmira's 1850 - 1860 growth period.  In 1875, Jacob Dunke, who became one of Elmira's leading businessmen, set up a general store in the corner section of the building. The Trader's Bank took over this portion of the building in 1885, and a safe presently in the basement is believed to be the bank safe.  A 1903 photo shows a Massey Harris dealership occupying the central portion of the building.  Although the ground floor storefront portion has been altered many times, the original corbelled brickwork under the eaves, and the segmented headings and brick drip moldings around the second storey windows preserve the spirit of the last century.  The old six-pane over six-pane windows remain under the shutters.  Notice too the traces of red stain evident in the yellow brick.  A turn of the century photo shows the whole building covered with a protective red stain, as yellow brick buildings often were at the time.  A close look at the south wall shows a vertical "seam" in the brickwork which suggests the last three bays were added to the original sometime late in the nineteenth century. But the seam is the only clue, since the features of the addition so precisely match those of the original.[The addition was constructed in 1912. The building was not square, to accommodate the angle of the intersection.] 2a

2aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011
 
Arthur St. N. 0007 - store - 1860 - demolished 2008 Gone Elmira
 
9343 Sears Order Office and Drexler Sewing Machines - 9 Arthur St. North, Elmira

This Georgian style building also dates from the early years of the second half of the nineteenth century.  It was the place of business of James Nicol, general merchant, and then in 1882, Weber and Erb, also general merchants.  These stores were succeeded by a series of bakeries, the first run by George Weismiller.  H. Weitzel owned the bakery at the turn of the century, and the building was Feil's bakery until the 1930s.  A large brick bake oven in the present basement remains from the bakery days.

A photo from around 1900 shows a second storey veranda extending the length of the front façade and a small porch with turned posts on the south side of the building.  A close look at the brickwork (the segmented headings) on the first storey shows the original placement of the windows and entrance.1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011

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Simpson Sears Catalogue Sales Agent

In February 1951, Mr. Charles Drexler bought the store from Mr. Carl Sippel, formerly Sippel's Paint and Wallpaper Store. In 1970 the store was completely remodelled.  Besides Simpson Sear's Catalogue Sales Store, Mr. Drexler also operates a Singer Sewing Machine and Service business. His wife Mary, assists Mr. Drexler full time. Formerly, before coming to Elmira, Mr. Drexler worked for Singer Sewing Machines in Kitchener.2a

2aThe Elmira Old Boys & Girls Reunion 50th Anniversary 1973, p. 76


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Title of property:         Feil Drexler Building

Description:      store

Date Demolished:  2008

Construction materials:   brick

Stories:   2

Use of the property:    Bakery "N. D. Feil"  

Condition:      demolished

Details on previous owners, builders, etc:      Norman. D. Feil 
Arthur St. N. 0009 - Store - brick - demolished 2008 Gone Elmira
 
9344 52 Arthur St. South

Before crossing Arthur St., look to the left past the service station to the Steddick Hotel.  This building, constructed in the 1860s, is one of the oldest brick buildings in Elmira.  At one time called the Ontario House or Mogk's Hotel (Casper Mogk was the proprietor), the hotel was built at a time of rapid growth as the surrounding countryside was settled and Elmira became a centre of commerce.  Early photographs show frame outbuildings, probably stables, extending across what is now Water St. [later named Wyatt St.].  The hotel has changed over the years, but one can still see clear evidence of the original Georgian style common at this period.  Characteristics of Georgian architecture are the rectangular shape, symmetrically placed windows of uniform size, and central doorways.  A close look at the south gable wall reveals the locations of the six original windows on the main storeys, topped by one smaller window in the attic.  Notice also the S shaped hardware on this wall; these are the original beam anchors. An early photograph shows, at the front of the south wing, central doorways flanked by two windows each on both storeys.  A small balcony projected from the second storey doorway and a broad platform extended nearly the length of this wing, serving as a porch.  The front of the north wing had six symmetrically placed windows - three on each storey.1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011

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Steddick Hotel

The Steddick Hotel has been in business about eighty-five years.  Mr. John Steddick was the proprietor for fifty-four of those years.  After his death, his daughter, Pearl and son-in-law John Yanchus took over.  The building was remodelled in 1948.  After the Yanchus', Mr. Fredoruzo managed the hotel business until 1972.  Mr. Edwin Trautrim is the present proprietor.  He took over the hotel on May 1, 1972.  One of the first landmarks in town, the building is over one hundred years old.2a

2aThe Elmira Old Boys and Girls Reunion 50th Anniversary 1973, pg. 68

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Once a landmark and now an eyesore, the Steddick Hotel could disappear from the downtown Elmira streetscape in the next few weeks. Property owner Becker Milk Company has hired a contractor and applied for a permit to demolish the building. A long time coming \endash  Woolwich Township has been pressing the owners to tear it down for years \endash  the move is part of plans to redevelop the site to accommodate an expanded Mac's convenience store and rework the entire lot at the corner of Arthur and Wyatt streets. Admitting "it's a bit of a disaster, that building," company representative Pat Gudgeon said in an interview this week that recently completed work to the interior of the building, including the removal of asbestos, has paved the way for the demolition to proceed. As soon as the township issues a demolition permit, final preparations will get underway, with the building coming down sometime in the next three or four weeeks, he added.3a

3aObserverXtra 15 May 2009
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Note that another building in Elmira had the name of "Steddick House" for a time: it was on the north west corner of Church Street West and Arthur Street North and eventually became the Royal Hotel.

The Steddick Hotel was empty for some years and demolished in June 2009. 
Arthur St. S. 0052 - Hotel - 2 storey - brick - Gone Elmira
 
9345 Aberle's Service Station

One of Elmira's older businessmen, namely Roy J. Aberle has conducted the Automotive Service Station located at the [north west] corner of Arthur and Water [now Wyatt] Streets for the past forty years.  Roy has deeply appreciated the patronage of the citizens of Elmira and surrounding area and also that of the travelling public from outlying areas.  The original Cities Service Products' building of 1933 was replaced by the present one in 1954.  In July 1965 British Petroleum products were introduced.  Mr. Aberle's sons, Gerald and Neil assisted their father during their school years.  Both have joined the teaching profession following in their mother's footsteps rather than that of their father.1a

1aThe Elmira Old Boys & Girls Reunion 50th Anniversary 1973, June 29 - July 2, pg. 68.



Roy J. Aberle Cities Service Station


Roy J. Aberle has conducted a successful business in the Cities Service Station, on the [north west] corner of Arthur and Water [now Wyatt] Streets, for the past 14 years.  During these years he was assisted by many High School boys who earned pin-money by working part time: Leonard Rau (killed in a car accident), Merner Saddler, Buddy Hillis (killed overseas), Harold Schaub, Laverne Miller, Norman Hathaway, Donald Brox, Art Hahn, David Rowland (at present with the R.A.F., England).  Mr. Aberle's own sons, Gerald and Neil, are now giving him a helping hand.  The rainbow-coloured Studebaker shown in the picture, and used by Roy as a service car, was featured in the 1923 Old Boys Reunion as the most up-to-date car in Elmira at that time.2a

2aSouvenir of the Elmira Old Boys and Girls Reunion 1948, pg.39.

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2011 note: Aberle's station was remodelled to be a Becker gas bar and convenience store some years ago, and in 2011 the building is being demolished.  A new building will be erected on the combined former Aberle and Steddick Hotel properties. 
Arthur St. S. 0054 - Service Station Elmira
 
9346 St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church - 60 Arthur St. South

The Lutheran congregation was organized in 1850. The corner lot was purchased for eleven pounds and five shillings, and a log building was constructed on the site of the present church. In 1869 a yellow brick church in the Upper Canada Gothic style was built. the plot of land at the rear of this church was used as a burial ground from 1850 to 1884. In 1875 a pipe organ built by George Vogt of Elmira, an innkeeper and a noted organ builder, was installed in the church. This organ, transferred to the new building and rebuilt and enlarged in 1951, was not replaced until 1975. The present church was built in 1914-1915. Notice that the cornerstone of the former church is set in the front facade of the present church. The interior was renovated in 1954 and the new wing at the back added in 1963. Like many Ontario churches, St. James is a mixture of styles and thus hard to classify. The pointed-arch windows and doors as well as the wooden tracery on some of the windows are in the Gothic Revival style popular in church architecture. But the asymmetrical design of the two towers - the bell tower is square while the shorter tower is octagonal with a battlement top - suggests Italianate influence. The focal point of each flank wall is a broad round-headed window set under a central gable. This window shape is Italianate, while the wooden tracery in the upper portion is Gothic. Notable in the interior of the church is the ornate Gothic altarpiece and the floral motif of the stained glass.1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011

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History of St. James' Lutheran Congregation

pg. 5
Mr. Jacob B. Oswald, aged 97, at present a resident of Kitchener, attended the services of this congregation from the time of its organization until 1900, becoming a voting member at the time of his marriage in 1858. He vividly recalls the building of the log church and the organization of the congregation. He informed the writer that the timer for the church was donated and all members of the congregation assisted in the construction of the building. The church furniture and pews were comparatively crude: the pews were constructed in all simplicity, slabs of logs resting on blocks of wood had to answer the purpose. Mr. Henry Christman acted as the first janitor.                 

New Church Built

Rev. J. L. Raw of Sebastopol became the next pastor. He moved to this district on April 16, 1868. Ten days after his arrival he was installed by Pastor C. F. A. Kaessman.... On October 5 of the first year of his ministry here a congregational meeting was held to make initial plans for the building of a new brick church. The following constituted the Building Committee: "K. Lorch, K. Klinck, L. Simon, John Lingner, Peter Beisel, Henry Schierholtz, M. B. Oswalk, Henry Ziegler, C. Weidenhammer, John Ott and the Pastor. The dimensions of the church was situated where the present parsonage now stands, were 34 feet by 60 feet. The contracts for the edifice were let by tender: the mason work was given to H. Lein and the carpenter work to F. Kaempf. Building operations were begun early in the spring of 1869. The corner stone of the church was laid on July 1 of the same year....The church was dedicated to the Glory of God on December 19, 1869. The cost of material and labour of the new structure was $1700.

On January 9, 1879, the Rev. A. R. Schulz of Logan arrived in Elmira....In the same year of his arrival the congregation purchased the frame house on 66 Arthur Street South for the parsonage. Three years thereafter two bells, one weighing 600 pounds and the other 400 pounds, were placed in the tower of the church. These bells were dedicated on April 5, 1882 by the Rev. A. R. Schulz, assisted by Rev. U. Berner of New Dundee and the Rev. J. Brezing of Heidelberg. From the time of the organization of the congregation in 1850, the plot of land at the rear of the church was used as the burial ground. In 1884 the congregation began negotiations with Mr. C. Weidenhammer for the purchase of one-half acre of land on the Guelph Road near the town limits, for a cemetery. This land was bought at a price of $150. By 1910 more land was required and another acre was purchased from Mr. Charles Stroh.

Another Church Built

After the death of Rev. Schulz, the Rev. J. Strempfer of Toledo was called. He was installed by the Rev. A. Blunck of Milverton on Sunday, March 17, 1912..... On January 1, 1914, preliminary steps were instituted to to undertake a building program. The Building Committee consisted of: George Steffler, Charles Herman, Martin Brubacher, Karl Weber, Adam Mattusch and the members of the Church Council, namely: George Jung, John Klinck, Henry Ahrens, Henry Lackner, Albert Lorch, Christian Esch, Henry Cress, C. Klinck, Henry Beckner and Rev. J. Strempfer. Building material, sand, gravel, brick, etc., were hauled to the grounds before the breaking up of winter. On April 26 of the same year the last service was held in the white brick church. On the following day wrecking operations of the old church began. The excavating for the new church was done by the rural and urban members without remuneration. On July 12, 1914, the corner stone was laid. Pastors Hanson and Behrens assisted Rev. J. Strempfer in the ceremony: the Elmira band furnished special music. On November 29, the building was so far advanced that the Divine services could be held in the basement of the new structure, where the congregation worshipped until the spring of the following year. On May 9, 1915.2a

2a1850 - 1935 Anniversary Booklet St. James' Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elmira, Ont. 
Arthur St. S. 0060 - St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church Elmira
 
9347 John Ruppel House, 2 storey frame house was constructed by John Ruppel in 1875.  He had been a partner with Isaac Wenger in a clothing store.  The partnership ended about the same time as the construction of the house. Arthur St. S. 0070 - House - frame - 2 storey Elmira
 
9348 77 Arthur St. South, Elmira, Ontario.  Original in possession of Marion Roes of Waterloo 2010 Arthur St. S. 0077 - House - frame - 1860 Elmira
 
9349 Address 77 ARTHUR ST S, ELMIRA
Property Code Category COMMERCIAL
Survey Description
PLAN 560 PT LOT 34
Acres 0.100188
Roll Number
302901000511200
Teranet PIN 222200005

Title of property:    Wylie House

Date Constructed:   1860

Construction materials:   frame

Stories:   1  1/2

Condition:   House remodeled and resided in good condition in 2010.

Details on previous owners, builders, etc:   August Blatz -  Waterloo-96693P who operated a shoe store located on a building immediately to the right (now gone).

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75 Arthur St. South,  The Wylie house

Built in 1860, this house is one of the oldest structures in Elmira.  Its first owner, August Blatz, was a shoemaker who had emigrated from Germany. Like many craftsmen of his day, he had his workshop next to his home - where the front left side of the building to the south is now.  The present owners, the Wylie family [Fred and Wilma (Weber) Wylie], are relatives of August Blatz.

This one and one half storey house of Georgian proportions has changed over the years, but the clapboard exterior, two interior doors and the plank flooring remain from the original house.  The six-pane over six-pane windows, on view from the driveway side of the house, are original.  The shutters, which have been added in recent years by the Wylie family, are over 100 years old.  They were taken from Mrs. Wylie's great-grandparents' home in Floradale.

The porch is old and may be original.  Note the vaulted roof, the delicate vergeboard, and the post lifts on the turned pillars.  The rear addition, which nicely echoes the simple style of the original house, was constructed in 1938, and the dormers are likely a later addition.  An attractive and unusual feature of the house is the simple but decorative vergeboard trimming the front and sides of the house just below the eaves.1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011

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Arthur St. S. 0077 - House - frame - 1860 Elmira
 
9350 Reported to be the last standing log house in Elmira, it was built by Jacob Esch. Arthur St. S. 0103 - House - Log - covered by clapboard Elmira
 
9351 Constructed in the 1870's by John Ratz proprietor of the Elmira Flouring Mills.  1 1/2 storey. Centre St. 0010 - House - brick - 1 1/2 storey Elmira
 
9352 Former home of William Behrens who was a salesman at the business Weber and Erb. The wrap around porch has been removed. Centre St. 0018 - House - buff brick - 2 storey Elmira
 
9353 Procast Foundries Inc. - 19 Church Street East
[South east corner of Church Street East and King Street; in 2011 King Street is Memorial Avenue]

As you come to the foundry, look toward the rear portion of the east side.  In this incongruous setting you will see some Goth pointed-arch windows, remnants of Elmira's first brick school.  The 1862 school building was sold to be used as a foundry after a larger school was built around 1885 on the site of the present Riverside school.  It is believed that the log school building which served as the earliest school was also on the foundry site, near the intersection of Church and King Sts.  The foundry is also the site of a brick building built in 1855 which served as the Methodist church for twenty years.  And at the turn of the century, the present parking lot (west side) was the site of Mr. J. B. Lein's carriage shop.  The foundry itself has been an industry important to Elmira's history.  It was founded in 1886 by Messrs. P. Jansen of Elmira and Abs. Merner of Waterloo to manufacture and repair agricultural machinery.  In 1902 the foundry was purchased by a joint stock company and became known as the Elmira Agricultural Works Company, Limited.  Business was good, and extensive additions and improvements were made to the building in the early years of this century.  Though the business has changed hands several times since, it remains a foundry. [The building was demolished in 2004.]1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011
          
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In 1977, FMC Corporation of Canada Limited decided to divest itself of certain metal-fabricating divisions, including the Elmira foundry operation.  The corporation was reluctant to see the foundry closed down completely, and looked for a buyer to continue the business.  On March 1, 1978, Russell McKee - along with his son Philip and his brother Gerald - purchased the Link-Belt Foundry, and have continued to operate it as Procast Foundries Inc.  The foundry has been a part of the local industrial community for many years.  Prior to 1886, a Methodist church and Sunday school stood at the corner of King and Church streets.  In that year, a new church was built, and the old church was used as a lumber sales depot.  Mr. P. Jansen of Elmira and Mr. A. Merner of Waterloo started the foundry in the old Sunday school.  Subsequent additions have almost surrounded the walls of the old school, but three of the original arched windows are still intact.  About 1900, Waterloo Manufacturing Company acquired the business, and manufactured threshing machines for a few years.  Then the foundry was purchased by the Laschinger family, and operated as Elmira Agricultural Works.  In 1912, a new company called Elmira Machinery and Transmission Company Limited was organized and bought the factory and business for $7,000.  Harry Vice was the manager.  Link-Belt Limited purchased the company in 1927.  FMC Canada Limited acquired the Link-Belt company in 1969 and continued to operate the foundry until it was acquired by the McKees in 1978.  Russ McKee, president of the company describes Procast as a jobbing foundry, making medium and heavy-weight castings to order, for over 40 customers.  Cast-iron centrifugal pumps, vales, gears, sprockets and flywheels are included in the miscellany of products. 

"Although most of our customers are in Ontario, a considerable number are in the United States," Russ McKee said.  Procast employs 32 men who work on two shifts.  Despite competition from large foundries, this Elmira plant continues to thrive.  The workmen have years of experience and a reputation for dependable workmanship.2a

2aExcerpts from the Elmira Independent, "Procast Foundries Inc. Now Run By McKees: Former Link-Belt foundry is Elmira's oldest industry," by Ron Howey, December 5, 1979.  Used with permission. 
Church St. E. 0019 - brick buildings - demolished 2004 Gone Elmira
 
9354 Oldest brick building in Elmira. It was built in 1856 by Caspar Ruppel. Originally it had a single storey; the second storey was added in 1910. It remained in the Ruppel family until 1958. Church St. E. 0031 - House - brick Elmira
 
9355 Gale Presbyterian Church - Cross Street

Take a short detour down Cross St. to Gale Presbyterian Church.  Built in 1868, this church is named after Rev. Alexander Gale, a professor at Knox College, Toronto, who headed a program in the 1840s to give student ministers a chance to preach.  These students came to the church in Winterbourne, the closest Presbyterian church before this one was built.  The 1868 building was altered considerably in 1906, but care was taken to blend the additions and the old building into a pleasing whole.  The right-hand (north) portion of the building is the original structure.  The front façade was very simple, with a tall gothic-arch central entrance and a small pointed-arch window above. A close look at the brick reveals where the doorway was bricked in and replaced by the round window.  Notice too the three buttresses and four gothic windows in the north wall of the original building.  In 1906, the left hand foyer, the short tower and the annex were added, while the impressive round window replaced the old doorway.  The tower with its flared eaves adds distinction to the new entrance, and its fish scale shingling is echoed in the decorative south gable end.  The gothic windows in the south side tie in with the original ones on the north side.  New memorial windows replaced the old windows in the 1940s when the church was repainted inside and out.  In 1951, a kitchen was built, and in 1970 the portable Sunday school room was added at the rear.1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011

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As early as 1856, student ministers from Knox College came to Elmira to preach under the guidance of The Rev. Alexander Gale.  The seed that became Gale Presbyterian Church was planted in 1864 by Robert Kenning who donated a 1/4 acre of land at 2 Cross Street.  In 1868, a builder Hiram Martin, and an architect Mr. Gingerich, were selected to build a church at a cost of $450.00.  In 1986 the portable Sunday school classroom was sold and replaced with a $250,000. addition.  The new addition was dedicated in 1987 as the Boyne Christian Education Centre.  The lower half was dedicated as the McCleary Room and the largest classroom on the upper level as the McLean Room.  In 1988 the sanctuary was turned around to accommodate the new narthex and in 1996 a pipe organ was dedicated.  In 2004 the congregation approved a process to begin relocation.2a

2awww.galepresbyterian.com 2011 
Cross St. 0002 - Church - Gale Presbyterian Elmira
 
9356 The Dominion Hotel in St. Jacob's was established in 1852 under the name "Farmer's Inn", by 1880 it was named Dominion Hotel and in 1884 was run by Jacob B. Brown. Dominion Hotel Elmira
 
9357 25 Erb Street, Elmira

The Elmira Felt Company, Limited.  Of the many standing monitors of the progress of the Village of Elmira, stands prominent the factory of the Elmira Felt Co., Limited, an engraving of which we present to our readers.  Architecturally it is a thing of beauty, and as to its adaptability for the work which is to be carried on within its walls, nothing less can be said of it.  Situated directly opposite the G. T. R. [Grand Trunk Railway] station, the factory with its lofty chimney, and many windows, impresses strangers favorably.  To the inhabitants of Elmira it is an object of pride and personal interest, since all ratepayers by virtue of their financial aid towards its erection, feel that its welfare is a matter of public moment.  This sentiment of interest and satisfaction is a source of pleasure and a great moral support to the young and ambitious managers of this splendid industry which will no doubt expand into one of the most important factories of the old substantial County of Waterloo, whose manufacturing industries bid fair to outrival its established reputation of being the banner county of the banner province of the greatest Country under British rule.  This modern, pleasing and beautiful aspect of the white brick structure, as well as the complete and economical arrangements of the interior and the perfection and adaptability of its machinery, is due to the mechanical ingenuity of Mr. Vice, whose studies of mechanical subjects and long experience as mechanical engineer and draughtsman of one of the finest felt factories in America has been turned to good account, in the design of this factory in which he has a financial as well as a professional interest.  The largest stock-holder in the Elmira Felt Co. (Limited) whose total stock amounts to $20,000, is Mr. Isaac Hilborn, a gentleman well known and highly respected, who has been a resident of Elmira and vicinity for many years.  His experience as Secretary-Treasurer of the Winger Woollen and Felt Co., has fitted him for a similar position in this company.  He is known as a careful and intelligent manager of finances and will no doubt be a valuable officer.  To Mr. A. J. Kimmel, of Berlin, who has had 15 years experience in selling and manufacturing felt goods, has been entrusted the management of the factory and the business.  His practical experience and his close connections with the shoe trade wherein he is very popular and highly respected will be of great benefit to the Elmira Felt Co., of which he is also a stockholder.  Mr. Moses, also of Berlin, a gentleman whose life-work has been the manufacture of felt, is the head of the felt making department and as upon the quality of the felt depends the utility of the shoe, his duties are amongst the most important. He is competent, careful, reliable and experienced and will prove a good acquisition to the practical workers of the company.  Mr. Chas. Wells of New York, a practical pattern maker, has been at work for weeks in designing the various lines of felt shoes, boots, etc. which are now in the process of manufacture.  Mr. Wells' ability as a designer, Mr. Kimmel's knowledge of the wants of the trade and the work of Messrs. Vice and Moses in the construction departments will produce a line of felt goods that will surpass anything yet introduced to the Canadian trade.  Financially the Company is a strong one, the principal  stockholders being men of means and business capacity.  The officers are: - President, A. H. Erb; Manager, A. J. Kimmel; Sec.-Treas., I. Hilborn; Directors, M. Weichel, J. P. Luckhardt.  The institution was sided by a bonus of $5,000, an investment which is already giving good return.  The Company will employ about 40 to 50 hands in the beginning, and these will need dwelling accommodation.  Already a number of houses are being built, by enterprising citizens and more are imperatively demanded.  As industry is the fountain head of property our village may be, and is proud of the works of the Elmira Felt Co. (Limited) and its prospects.  If good wishes have anything to do with the success of an institution, this company will surely prosper.1a

1aFrom "Pioneer Roots," Elmira Independent, December 30, 2005, taken from an article in The Elmira Signet, February 28, 1901. 
Elmira Felt Co. Elmira
 
9358 Elmira Hotel proprietor in 1864 Henry Christmann. Elmira Hotel Elmira
 
9359 In April 1886, several men from Elmira and the surrounding area gathered in Karl Klinck's Hall, which was located at the rear of a Church Street West building. They were there to discuss forming an organization which would have both social and educational benefits for the area. The men represented a variety of occupations - farmers, a wagon maker, a furniture dealer, a hardwareman, a grocer, a watchmaker, and a newspaperman. They pooled their resources, which consisted of eight books and $36. This was the beginning of a library called the Germania Society, with a membership of 20. From this modest beginning grew the facility which serves the community today. ..... In January 1913,   Emanuel Martin was awarded the contract for the library building at a cost of $6,000. Construction of the  building began in the spring of 1913. The library was officially opened on December 26, 19131a

1aThe History of Elmira Branch Library  (This text has been adapted from The Elmira Library , A History - A Heritage by Mary Anne Kirkness, January 1988, and the article "Grounds at Elmira library blossom; volunteers help make project grow" by Roddy Turpin, from the Elmira Independent, July 4, 1995

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The Elmira Library - 65 Arthur St. South

The land for the Elmira library was donated in 1912 by August Kimmel, a founder of the Elmira Felt Co. and a leading Waterloo County industrialist.  A board and batten shop which served as Henry Hahn's cooperage then stood on the corner site.  He produced wooden tubs and buckets from wood soaked in the stream which is now a buried drain under the Water St. [now Wyatt St.] sidewalk.  Also on the site was the house that is now located on King St. [now Memorial Ave.] directly behind the library.  Like many small towns in North America, Elmira obtained a grant from Andrew Carnegie for the library building.  The 1912 portion of the building fulfills Mr. Carnegie's requirement of a functional rather than a pretentious building.  He favoured one storey libraries with plain ornamentation for small communities.  The only ornamental work is a Romanesque arch and semi-circular transom over the main entrance, with a small classically-styled portico consisting of a triangular pediment with dentils and Ionic columns.  During the winter of 1977-1978, an addition was added to the south and east sides of the 1912 building which doubled the area of the library.  The new addition was sympathetically designed to reinforce the original architectural features.  The addition was set back from the front façade, leaving the focus on the original building, and the rounded windows echo the semi-circular arch over the original main entrance.2a

2aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011

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1988 marks a number of milestones in the history of the Elmira Library.  100 years ago, on January 24, 1888, a meeting was held to organize a Mechanics' Institute in Elmira.  Membership cost $1 a year.  The first board members were: David Bean, George Klinck, A. Werner, John Ratz, A. H. Erb, A. Blatz, Wm. Behrens, Sol Laschinger, Dr. Ullyot, and M. Weber. The librarian/caretaker, C. K. Jansen was paid $30 a year.  In 1911, the board applied for a Carnegie grant, and after A. J Kimmel donated the site on Arthur Street and the Elmira Council agreed to maintain the library, the Carnegie Corporation donated $7000 for the construction.  This amount would represent over $450,000 in 1988 dollars. Construction of the building began in the spring of 1913 and the Library was officially opened 75 years ago, on December 26, 1913.  In 1946, Miss Dell O'Neill replaced Cosima Schierholtz who had been librarian for 35 years.  Miss O'Neill tendered her resignation effective December 31, 1968, and Mary Anne Kirkness was hired as the supervisor of the Elmira Library. [Mary Anne Kirkness Cressman]3a

3aExcerpts From The Elmira Library; A History - A Heritage, 1888 - 1988 compiled by Mary Anne Kirkness [Cressman] & Bruce Miller

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The November 28 issue of the (Waterloo) Chronicle-Telegraph noted that the Elmira Library Board awarded the contract for the building to Emanuel Martin at a cost of $6,500, but in January 1913, after tenders from the subcontractors were received, the same newspaper reported that the tender of Emanuel Martin was accepted after he reduced his total figure to $6,000.  The author's family lore is that her grandfather Charles Wilken, who was a mason, did the brickwork on homes, churches and other large buildings in Elmira, including the library.  He would have been one of the subcontractors hired by Emanuel Martin.4a

4aWaterloo Historical Society Volume 96 - 2008, "Emanuel G. Martin: Bridging His Work and His Family" by Marion Roes, pg.6-24 
Elmira Public Library Elmira
 
9360 25 Erb Street, Elmira

The Elmira Felt Company, Limited.  Of the many standing monitors of the progress of the Village of Elmira, stands prominent the factory of the Elmira Felt Co., Limited, an engraving of which we present to our readers.  Architecturally it is a thing of beauty, and as to its adaptability for the work which is to be carried on within its walls, nothing less can be said of it.  Situated directly opposite the G. T. R. [Grand Trunk Railway] station, the factory with its lofty chimney, and many windows, impresses strangers favorably.  To the inhabitants of Elmira it is an object of pride and personal interest, since all ratepayers by virtue of their financial aid towards its erection, feel that its welfare is a matter of public moment.  This sentiment of interest and satisfaction is a source of pleasure and a great moral support to the young and ambitious managers of this splendid industry which will no doubt expand into one of the most important factories of the old substantial County of Waterloo, whose manufacturing industries bid fair to outrival its established reputation of being the banner county of the banner province of the greatest Country under British rule.  This modern, pleasing and beautiful aspect of the white brick structure, as well as the complete and economical arrangements of the interior and the perfection and adaptability of its machinery, is due to the mechanical ingenuity of Mr. Vice, whose studies of mechanical subjects and long experience as mechanical engineer and draughtsman of one of the finest felt factories in America has been turned to good account, in the design of this factory in which he has a financial as well as a professional interest.  The largest stock-holder in the Elmira Felt Co. (Limited) whose total stock amounts to $20,000, is Mr. Isaac Hilborn, a gentleman well known and highly respected, who has been a resident of Elmira and vicinity for many years.  His experience as Secretary-Treasurer of the Winger Woollen and Felt Co., has fitted him for a similar position in this company.  He is known as a careful and intelligent manager of finances and will no doubt be a valuable officer.  To Mr. A. J. Kimmel, of Berlin, who has had 15 years experience in selling and manufacturing felt goods, has been entrusted the management of the factory and the business.  His practical experience and his close connections with the shoe trade wherein he is very popular and highly respected will be of great benefit to the Elmira Felt Co., of which he is also a stockholder.  Mr. Moses, also of Berlin, a gentleman whose life-work has been the manufacture of felt, is the head of the felt making department and as upon the quality of the felt depends the utility of the shoe, his duties are amongst the most important. He is competent, careful, reliable and experienced and will prove a good acquisition to the practical workers of the company.  Mr. Chas. Wells of New York, a practical pattern maker, has been at work for weeks in designing the various lines of felt shoes, boots, etc. which are now in the process of manufacture.  Mr. Wells' ability as a designer, Mr. Kimmel's knowledge of the wants of the trade and the work of Messrs. Vice and Moses in the construction departments will produce a line of felt goods that will surpass anything yet introduced to the Canadian trade.  Financially the Company is a strong one, the principal  stockholders being men of means and business capacity.  The officers are: - President, A. H. Erb; Manager, A. J. Kimmel; Sec.-Treas., I. Hilborn; Directors, M. Weichel, J. P. Luckhardt.  The institution was sided by a bonus of $5,000, an investment which is already giving good return.  The Company will employ about 40 to 50 hands in the beginning, and these will need dwelling accommodation.  Already a number of houses are being built, by enterprising citizens and more are imperatively demanded.  As industry is the fountain head of property our village may be, and is proud of the works of the Elmira Felt Co. (Limited) and its prospects.  If good wishes have anything to do with the success of an institution, this company will surely prosper.1a

1aFrom "Pioneer Roots," Elmira Independent, December 30, 2005, taken from an article in The Elmira Signet, February 28, 1901. 
Erb St - 0025 Elmira
 
9361 Gale Presbyterian Church - Cross Street

Take a short detour down Cross St. to Gale Presbyterian Church.  Built in 1868, this church is named after Rev. Alexander Gale, a professor at Knox College, Toronto, who headed a program in the 1840s to give student ministers a chance to preach.  These students came to the church in Winterbourne, the closest Presbyterian church before this one was built.  The 1868 building was altered considerably in 1906, but care was taken to blend the additions and the old building into a pleasing whole.  The right-hand (north) portion of the building is the original structure.  The front façade was very simple, with a tall gothic-arch central entrance and a small pointed-arch window above. A close look at the brick reveals where the doorway was bricked in and replaced by the round window.  Notice too the three buttresses and four gothic windows in the north wall of the original building.  In 1906, the left hand foyer, the short tower and the annex were added, while the impressive round window replaced the old doorway.  The tower with its flared eaves adds distinction to the new entrance, and its fish scale shingling is echoed in the decorative south gable end.  The gothic windows in the south side tie in with the original ones on the north side.  New memorial windows replaced the old windows in the 1940s when the church was repainted inside and out.  In 1951, a kitchen was built, and in 1970 the portable Sunday school room was added at the rear.1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011

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As early as 1856, student ministers from Knox College came to Elmira to preach under the guidance of The Rev. Alexander Gale.  The seed that became Gale Presbyterian Church was planted in 1864 by Robert Kenning who donated a 1/4 acre of land at 2 Cross Street.  In 1868, a builder Hiram Martin, and an architect Mr. Gingerich, were selected to build a church at a cost of $450.00.  In 1986 the portable Sunday school classroom was sold and replaced with a $250,000. addition.  The new addition was dedicated in 1987 as the Boyne Christian Education Centre.  The lower half was dedicated as the McCleary Room and the largest classroom on the upper level as the McLean Room.  In 1988 the sanctuary was turned around to accommodate the new narthex and in 1996 a pipe organ was dedicated.  In 2004 the congregation approved a process to begin relocation.2a

2awww.galepresbyterian.com 2011 
Gale Presbyterian Church Elmira
 
9362 The Great West Felt Co. Ltd.

The manufacture of Felt Footwear has become a very important industry and it means something when the statement that the largest factory in Canada of this class of goods is in Elmira.  The Great West Felt Co., Limited is to a large extent an Elmira owned concern and entirely owned by citizens of Waterloo County.  The president O. H. Vogt, Vice-President J. S. Weichel and Treasurer J. A. Schroder are natives of this town, as is M. L. Weber, director.  D. Ward Sutherland, born in Bothwell, Ont., has been a resident of Galt for many years, and T. F. Shurly is a native of Galt.  The Company was incorporated June 1910 and immediately commenced building the factory and the plant was ready for operation Jany. 1911.  The factory has a capacity of 1,000 pairs per day, the principal [sic] market for which is in Canada, extending from Halifax to the Yukon.  Some export trade had been developed in Siberia and Manchuria but unsettled conditions have hindered the expansion of this market though it is expected that it will be valuable in the future.  The goods manufactured by the Great West Felt Co. bear a very high reputation both for superior wearing qualities and practical cold proof in the severest climate.  The operatives in the factory are mostly skilled mechanics thus reflecting a handsome pay roll.  Steady employment is given to 100 operators who have the very material benefit of working in a shop that is thoroughly lighted, sanitary and modern in every respect and the most cordial relations exist between employer and employee.  The organization of the Great West Felt Co. is: - O.H. Vogt, President and Manager; J.S. Weichel, Vice President and Secretary; J.A. Schroder, Treasurer; M.L. Weber, D. Ward Sutherland and T. F. Shurly, Directors.1a

1aElmira Ontario Souvenir of Inauguration and Old Boys and Girls Reunion, Aug: 4-5-6-7-8, 1923, pg. 52     

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The Great West Felt Company Limited, Head Office and Factory No. 1, Elmira, Ontario
The busy home of "Great West" and "Polar King" Brands of All Wool Felt Footwear
Largest Manufacturers of All Wool Heavy Felt Footwear in the British Empire
The Great West Felt Co. Limited are manufacturers of warm, all wool Felt Shoes for every member of the family... in black, or attractively colored..."Bonspieler" Curling Boots, worn by champions...finest quality Winter Riding Boots, used by riders of distinction...Ladies' and Children's De Luxe "Snow Queens" for the utmost in feminine style and winter comfort.2a

2aAdvertisement in Souvenir of the Elmira Old Boys and Girls Reunion, 1948, pg. 13

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These twin houses were built by the well-known mason, Charles Wilken. (Wilken did the masonry on the Great West Felt factory at the north end of Elmira; it is still in excellent shape after eighty years.)3a

3aFrom Elmira Three Walking Tours, 1985, pg 18, for 17 & 19 Water St. East 
Great West Felt Co. Elmira
 
9363 Address 2 WILLIAM ST,
ELMIRA Property Code Category RESIDENTIAL Survey Description PLAN 571 LOT 21 Acres 0.54 Roll Number 302901000107800 Teranet PIN 222220246 
William St. 0002 - House - brick - 2 storey - Dunke House Elmira
 
9364 Built by Jacob Dunke to came from Kitchener in 1864. Starting as a clerk in Wenger and Ruppel clothing store which was at the corner of Arthur and Church Streets. After the breakup of Wenger and Ruppel he continued with the new business Isaac Wenger store. In 1875 he opened his own store retiring at 43. William St. 0002 - House - brick - 2 storey - Dunke House Elmira
 
9365 17 and 19 Water [Wyatt] St. East

These twin houses were built by the well-known local mason, Charles Wilken. (Wilken did the masonry on the Great West Felt factory at the north end of Elmira; it is still in excellent shape after eighty years.) He built No. 19 for himself about 1907 and then built No 17 shortly thereafter for his wife's sister who wanted an identical house. One difference between the original buildings was in the foundation blocks; Charles' son Walter, relates that the sister-in-law and her husband spent evenings through the winter making the blocks for No. 17 by hand. The geometric latticework or treillage (a Regency feature) over the verandas is a special feature of these houses. The turned posts are also original, and the bottom railing of the upper veranda on No. 17 is probably original while that of No. 19 has been replaced. Notice also the delicate scrollwork at the top of the Italianate round-headed windows.1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011 
Wyatt St. E. 0017 - house - red brick - 2 storey Elmira
 
9366 Address 17 WYATT ST E,
ELMIRA Property Code Category RESIDENTIAL Survey Description PLAN 567 PT LOT 257 PT LOT 258 Acres 0.17 Roll Number 302901000507600 Teranet PIN 222200088 
Wyatt St. E. 0017 - house - red brick - 2 storey Elmira
 
9367 17 and 19 Water [Wyatt] St. East

These twin houses were built by the well-known local mason, Charles Wilken. (Wilken did the masonry on the Great West Felt factory at the north end of Elmira; it is still in excellent shape after eighty years.) He built No. 19 for himself about 1907 and then built No 17 shortly thereafter for his wife's sister who wanted an identical house. One difference between the original buildings was in the foundation blocks; Charles' son Walter, relates that the sister-in-law and her husband spent evenings through the winter making the blocks for No. 17 by hand. The geometric latticework or treillage (a Regency feature) over the verandas is a special feature of these houses. The turned posts are also original, and the bottom railing of the upper veranda on No. 17 is probably original while that of No. 19 has been replaced. Notice also the delicate scrollwork at the top of the Italianate round-headed windows.1a

1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011 
Wyatt St. E. 0019 - house - red brick - 2 storey Elmira
 
9368 Address 19 WYATT ST E,
ELMIRA Property Code Category RESIDENTIAL Survey Description PLAN 567 PT LOT 257 PT LOT 258 Acres 0.23 Roll Number 302901000507500 Teranet PIN 222200087 
Wyatt St. E. 0019 - house - red brick - 2 storey Elmira
 
9369 Lucy Orpha Elmore, daughter of Dr. Joseph and Sophia R. Elmore, was born in Elizabethtown in 1813, and instructed by her mother in the Presbyterian faith, but joined the Methodist Church in 1828. For some time, she kept house for her brother P. V. Elmore. 24 years ago, she taught school at Greenbush. For about a year, near the end of her life, she lived at Brampton. Last June, she left to reside with her sister, Mrs. A. Kilborne, and her nephew J. B. Kilborne, at West Montrose. She died, March 9, 1868, while visiting her nephew P. S. Kilborne of Winterborne1a

1aChristian Guardian 18 Mar 1868, pg 47- 8 Apr 1868 pg 60 
Lucy Orpha Elmore
 
9370 Staying with George Wallace a baker. Isabella Elms
 
9371 Elmslie, A. G., bookseller and stationer. Is a native of the County of Wellington. Has resided here since 1859.2a

2a\b\iIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo\b0, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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Elmslie, Books and Stationery, Main Street - Among the notable business houses and mercantile landmarks of Galt, must be mentioned that of Mr. A.G. Elmslie, dealer in books, stationery, musical instruments, etc. This house was founded, in the same place now occupied, 29 years ago, and since its inception has enjoyed a large and steadily increasing patronage. The premises occupied are 13x60 feet in dimensions and three stories in height, and employment is furnished to three competent assistants. The stock carried is full and well assorted, and contains stationery of all descriptions, plain and fancy note papers and envelopes, blank books, blanks, pens, inks, mucilage, and all other articles coming under the head of stationery; also books, fancy goods of every description, beautiful in design and suitable for presents, etc.; and a large line of musical instruments is constantly kept in stock. Mr. Elmslie's well know custom of selling at the lowest possible prices has earned for him a large patronage, which extends throughout the town and surrounding country. He is a native of Canada, and has, by indomitable industry, perseverance and enterprise, joined to ability, built up his present enviable trade. He is a gentleman highly esteemed by all who know him.2a

2aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886) 
Alexander Gardner Elmslie
 
9372 Lived with George Davidson a merchant. James Elmslie
 
9373 An outstanding lineman with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in their glory days of the 1960s, Cambridge native Ted Elsby was a key player for twelve years with the Alouettes when the league was amply loaded with imported American talent. He played on the line, mostly at defensive tackle and was six feet, 255 pounds.

He was nominated by his team for the CFL outstanding player award in 1964, the outstanding Canadian in 1957, 1963, and 1964 and the outstanding offensive lineman in 1964. He played in three Grey Cup games, 1954, 1955 and 1956 and was named to the CFL Eastern All-Star team in 1964.

Prior to joining the Alouettes, Elsby played and was a league All-Star with Brantford in the Ontario Rugby Football Union, playing both offence and defence.

He died in 1985 at the age of 52.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

 
Ted Elsby
 
9374 Winterbourne
Mr. George Elsley of Mosboro, well known here died at an early hour this morning. He has been suffering from that dread disease consumption for several years. His sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in their hour of trail. Funeral to-morrow at 1 o'clock. P.M.1a

1aElmira Advertiser, November 1, 1894 
George William Elsley
 
9375 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Philippe Elsworthy
 
9376 married to Charles Bevington. Alberta Eltherington
 
9377 Arthur W. Eitherington

PRESTON, Arthur W. Eltherington, 72, former assessor and tax collector of Preston and for many years an operator of a grocery store here, died yesterday, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Mr. Eltherington was born in Yorkshire, England and came to Canada with his parents when he was two years old. He lived in Ingersoll, Hespeler, Calgary and Galt, before coming here in 1914 to open a grocery store ,which he operated until 1942, when he accepted the position of assessor and tax collector. He also served as alderman on the town council for six years. He was a member of the St. Paul's United Church, the Preston Cambridge Lodge IOOF and was an executive member of the South Waterloo Agriciulturgl Society. Twice married, his first wife, Annie Roos, died in 1919 and his second wife, Agnes Jane Hunter, in 1947. Surviving are two sons, William and Rae of Preston; one daughter, Mrs. David McInnis of London; three brothers, James, of Toronto, Herbert and Ernest of Hespeler and three sisters, Mrs. F. B. Davidson of Preston, Mrs. Edward Last of Brantford and Mrs. Sam Dodds of Toronto. The body is at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home, Preston, until 1 p.m., Wednesday, when removal will be made to St. Paul's United Church for services at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Nov 1952 pg 5 
Arthur William Eltherington
 
9378 Arthur was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, came to Canada with parent in 1883 first in Ingersoll. He moved to Hespeler educated at the Maple Grove School. He moved to Preston in 1914 to open a grocery store where he worked until 1942 when became the assessor and tax collector of Preston. He served on Preston council and reeve, also serving on the Preston Board of Health.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
Arthur William Eltherington
 
9379 A long-time resident of the Puslinch Lake community and related by marriage to the outstanding pioneer Little family (husband of Eleanor Little).1a

1aEllis Church Enduring and Everlasting 1861-1987 
Herbert Edward Eltherington
 
9380 DIED IN DEREHAM

The death of Robert Eltherington, widely known resident of this district occurred in Dereham on Monday in his 91st year. The funeral took place this afternoon at 1:30 from the residence of his grandson, Mr. George Harrison, to the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery.1a

1aIngersoll Chronicle & Canadian Dairyman Thursday, July 10, 1913 Pg: 7, Col: 4

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DEATH OF ROBERT ELTHERINGTON

The death of Robert Eltherington took place at the residence of his grandson, George Harrison, lot 12, concession 3, Dereham, on June 30th in the 91st year of his age. He was a member of Ingersoll for a number of years. He was born in Yorkshire, England, and came to Canada over thirty years ago. He was highly respected by many friends who learned with regret of his death. His wife predeceased him sixteen years ago. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, July 2nd to the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. The pallbearers were sic of his grandsons: George, William, and Charles Harrison, Thomas and Robert Dales and Arthur Eltherington.2a

2aIngersoll Daily Chronicle Wednesday, July 02, 1913 Pg: 1, Col: 6 
Robert Eltherington
 
9381 EastRidge Evangelical Missionary Church Stouffville, Ontario

"Our church history began around 1903, when Rev. R. Eltherington began a series of evangelistic meetings in Stouffville. It was decided to erect a new building and a lot was purchased for this purpose. The men performed most of the labour themselves, chopping down the timber that was needed and bricks came in by train. Dedication took place in November 1903 packed with people who arrived on horse and buggy"1a

1ahttp://www.eastridge.ca/history.html 
Rev. Robert Eltherington
 
9382 Robert is reported to have been born at Catwick, the East Riding, Yorkshire, England, documentation needed. Rev. Robert Eltherington
 
9383 Clara Jane Ashton formerly of 62 Stanley St. in Cambridge (Galt), at Hilltop Manor, on Wednesday, May 10, 1978, in her 82nd year. Mrs. Ashton was an active member of Central Presbyterian Church in Cambridge and a former member of the first Galt Scout Mothers Association. Predeceased by her husband, George Ashton (1965). Survived by a daughter, Audrey (Mrs. Tom Mercer) of Cambridge; two sons, John of Cambridge; Harold of Medley, AB; a brother, Robert Elvin of Alberta; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. Service at the Coutts and Son Funeral Home on Saturday at 2: 30. Interment Mount View Cemetery. Clara Jane Elvin
 
9384 Clifford M. Elvin

Clifford Morley Elvin of Summit Street, Cambridge, passed away at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sunday, December 30th, 1990. He was in his 66th year. Born in Springbank, he was a son of the late Robert F. Elvin and Gladys Dale. The Elvin family resided for a time on Township Road 8, RR 1, Ayr. Mr. Elvin was a retired employee of Cello Brass, Cambridge. Re had served with the Rocky Mountain Rangers during World War II. Beloved husband of Winnifred (Bruce) Elvin and dear father of Clifford Ronald of Toronto, Robert of Cambridge and Sandra. (Mrs. Robert Elliott) of Cambridge. Also survived by sisters Gladys (Mrs. Wesley Freer) of London, Anna Peters of Sarnia and grandchildren Troy and Joel Elliott and Natalie and Nathan Elvin. Predeceased by a brother Frederick. Rested at Corbett Funeral Home, Galt, where funeral service was held Wednesday. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 2 Jan 1991 pg 10 
Clifford Morley Elvin
 
9385 EMBERTON, Robert

Of Puslinch township, Saturday, Oct. 4, 1986, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, in his 38th year. Dear father of Cindy and Melissa of Cambridge. Also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Emberton of Willowdale; three brothers, James of Cornwall, Kenneth of Manchester, England and John of Brampton; one sister, Jean (Mrs. Frank Graham) of Weston. Mr. Emberton was born in Manchester, England and came to Cambridge in 1970 from Toronto. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 586 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Monday (today) from 2-4 and 7.9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Clement's Church, Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Oct 1986 pg D17 
Robert Emberton
 
9386 A WWII war hero and decorated pilot, he survived a horrific plane crash and wounds suffered during the Battle of the Bulge. Alfred Emde
 
9387 EMDE, Alfred 1921-2012 Passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Friday, July 13, 2012, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Elfriede Emde (nee Wienecke). Dear father of Marlis Letzel, Dirk Emde and Wolfgang Emde. Beloved grandfather of Anita Smith, Corina Koehler, Tracy Holomek, and Kimberley Billo. Beloved great-grandfather of Shayne Koehler, Kendra Seymour, Tiffany Koehler and Trevor Smith. Beloved great-great-grandfather of Bianca Bastos, Hailey Bastos and Calleigh Seymour. A WWII war hero and decorated pilot, he survived a horrific plane crash and wounds suffered during the Battle of the Bulge. He started a Tool and Die business and opened a restaurant, as well as travelling the globe. Criss-crossing North America numerous times, he also spent time in Europe, North-Africa and the Middle East. He spent several years in Las Vegas and California, where he met President Richard Nixon, worked as a personal chef for media mogul Donald Reynolds and cooked for the reclusive Howard Hughes. In his later years, he loved his cats and worked long hours on his research and his memoirs. Taking great solace and comfort in the Baha'i faith, he would discourse at length on the lives of the Bab and Baha'ullah. A private service will be held by the family at Williamsburg Cemetery. Donations to the K-W Humane Society would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged through Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, (519) 749-8467.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 13 Jul 2012 
Alfred Emde
 
9388 Was Amelia born in Beverly Township? Amelia Emery
 
9389 John had a son named John who lived with him in 1881 in Wilmot Township. It is uncertain whether John is the son of Nancy. Also living with them was a girl names May Emery aged 14. John Emery
 
9390 It has been reported that John was adopted by John Emery and Nancy Ann Erb. No proof has been found. John Shelley Emery
 
9391 GOETZ, Violet E.

Peacefully, with her family by her side, at St, Mary's Hospital, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, age 88 years, Lovingly remembered by her children, Doug and his wife Betty of Neustadt, Richard and his wife Pat of Kitchener, Carole Gordon and her husband Bruce of Thamesford, Audrey Bishop and her husband Fred of Kitchener and David and his wife Judy of Kitchener. Grandma will be missed by 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by her sister, Hilda Johnston of Waterloo. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, George Goetz; her parents, Isaac Emmerson and Emma Knorr; her brothers, Albert, Harry and Ted Emmerson and her sisters, Irene Kelly and Lil Willis. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Transfer will be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church at 12 noon on Friday followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Rev. Harold Brill officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

The Record 20 Feb 1997 pg B4 
Violet Emma Emmerson
 
9392 Event Description: Apoplexy Josepjine Empey
 
9393 The remains of the late M. P. Empey, upon request of friends in Toronto, were shipped East on Thursday.


The Chilliwack Progress from Chilliwack, · Page 4 January 8, 1908 
Michael Pembroke Empey
 
9394 The celebrity of the village seventy-five years ago was Michael Peter Empey, general merchant, postmaster, and general counsel or adviser for the village. This pioneer merchant was so successful in acquiring a competence, that he was able to employ a colored coachman, a governess for the daughters of the family, a nursemaid for the small children, housemaids, a gardener, as well as clerks for the store and assistants in the post office. Several sons had more than ordinary artistic ability, and their budding genius was evidence in the clever cartoons of the colored folks that lived in the country, which decorated the white walls of the old village hall, long since abandoned. Under the village hall, which was mounted on posts, the vagrant sheep found shelter from the warm sun, and after fifty years the odor of sheep's wool, is a reminder of the faraway days in Hawkesville.

A grandson of Michael Peter Empey, Arthur Guy Empey, became noted for his thrilling war story, "Over The Top."

Twenty-Second Annual Reports of the Waterloo Historical Society, Hawkesville, A Pioneer Village of Waterloo County, by Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Chicago

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Michael was a prisioner in the Home District Jail in 1837 & 1838 for his role in the 1837 Rebellion of Canada. "M. P. Empey, merchant. Dec. 22, 1873, Feb 17, 1838, pet. under 1 Vict. C. 10, discharged on his own recognizances."

"The Life And Times Of Wm. Lyon Mackenzie". Google Books. N. p., 2016. Web. 25 June 2016.

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Michael, P. Empty, Esq., of Newmarket.

On the 13th July, 1846, Mr. Smith called in the early part of the evening, and stated to Witness that he thought there would be disturbances, in consequence of some intention to have a procession and celebration. Did not go to Mr. Cawthra, as he thought perhaps there might be nothing in it. Later in the evening there was a procession, which was was understood to be the Orange procession. Later still in the evening, saw another procession, which he supposed was in opposition. That was all Witness saw of the matters. The collision which was likely to take place was in the latter part of the evening. When Witness went to the Post Office, in the earlier part of the evening, he saw so many of the young men of the village standing about, whom he knew, that he did not apprehend any serious danger would arise, as he supposed they would conduct whatever demonstration they intended to make in such a way as that danger would not arise, unless sonic opposing force were used.

(Signed,)M. P. EMPEY.

Journals of the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada. (2016). Google Books. Retrieved 25 June 2016, from https://books.google.ca/books?id=nRc6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA82&lpg=PA82&dq=1837+rebellion+of+canada+empey&source=bl&ots=LJTvzj-nLw&sig=z1PS1d2x1jn5DM-XcVYo3HWl9Ks&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSyceO_8PNAhUj0oMKHSjeB6cQ6AEIPjAF#v=onepage&q=1837%20rebellion%20of%20canada%20empey&f=false
 
Michael Peter Empey
 
9395 EMRICH, Andreas

Of Frederick Street, Cambridge, on Monday, June 6, 1994, at his residence, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Maria Stierl and dear father of Andreas and his wife Veronika of Waterloo, Katharine and her husband John Bidner of Kitchener, Rosina and her husband Arthur Pinnau of Cambridge. Also survived by one sister, Maria Csoeff of Germany and five step-sisters, Sophia, Anna. Maria, Grete and Susanna. Lovingly remembered by nine grandchildren, Andrea Emrich, Stephanie Klein, Christopher Emrich, Elke Bidner, Heide Emrich and Marli Pinnau. Also Katharina, Maria and Richard Strifler. Predeceased by his first wife, Maria and one daughter, Maria; two sisters, Katharina and Rosina and one step-brother, John. Andreas was born in Minarken, Romania and had been a resident of Cambridge, since 1953, from Austria. A retired construction worker, a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and the Transylvania Club of Kitchener. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the Hungarian Army. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 1994, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 810 King St. E., Cambridge, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Norris Heubner officiating. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 7 Jun 1994 pg A11 
Andreas Emrich
 
9396 EMRICH, George

Passed away, peacefully, surrounded by the love and spirit of his family, on July 11, 2001, in his 80th year. George was a man of grace, dignity, courage and strength. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Maria; his children, Helmi and Katie, Dori and Phil; his grandchildren, Chris and Jenn, David and Andrea, Kathy and John, Kim and Ed and George's grandbabies, Michael, Katelynn, Evan, Cierra, Cameron, Josh, Brianna and Brock, who all fondly touched his heart. Mr. Emrich's family, will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the faneral home on Monday, July 16, 2001, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Heinz Plaum and Rev. Andreas Pfeiffer officiating. Interment to follow in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 12 Jul 2001 pg B7 
George Emrich
 
9397 EMRICH, John

At St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, Kingston, on Saturday, June 3, 1995, in his 87th year, previously of 630 Duke St.. Cambridge. Beloved husband of Anna Margert of Kingston. Loving father to Dr. H. Walter and his wife Jane of Kingston; dear Oti to his granddaughter Elizabeth Anne (Annie) of Kingston. Caring father to Emma Bert (Henry) of Paris, Ont.; dear brother to George (Maria) of Cambridge and predeceased by his sister Maria Lindert and brother, Martin. A private family service was held by Pastor Heubner of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, in Cambridge, at Barthel Funeral Home, Queenston Road, Cambridge, Monday, June 5, 1995 (today). Interment was at Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 5 Jun 1995 pg A7 
John Emrich
 
9398 Mrs. Elizabeth Schweitzer - Elmira - Mrs. Elizabeth Schweitzer, 83, of Elmira, formerly of Poole, died at K-W Hospital Friday after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Poole and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Engel. Her husband, Martin, died in 1920. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Poole. Surviving are one son, Conrad of Yatton, a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Ruby) Wilken of Elmira; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Four sisters and one brother predeceased her. The family will be at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, until Monday noon when removal will be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Pole, for service at 2:30 pm. Rev. R. Reisdorf will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton. The casket will be open at the church from 1 pm until the service.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Elizabeth Engel
 
9399 Living with Henry & Augusta Boedecker and family Matilda Engelhart
 
9400 Lived with Matthew Schaefer. Daniel Engelter
 
9401 Georg Wilhelm Engelter

An old settler, Georg Wilhelm Engelter, died near Heidelberg on March 14. He was born in 1829 in Koenig, Hesse-Darmstadt, came to Canada with his parents in 1833 and has lived since then in the same place near Heidelberg. In 1859, he married Catharina Schneider of Wilmot Township and from this marriage, two sons and six daughters were borne. In religion, he was a member of the Protestant fellowship, and in political matters, he always supported the Reform Party. In his entire life, he always enjoyed the respect and love of his friends and acquaintances. For three years, he was sickly, due to his increasing age and since the middle of January, he was so sickly that he was forced to remain in bed.1a

1aBerliner Journal 22 Mar 1900 pg 4 col 3. Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library 
George William Engelter
 
9402 In Galt, on Nov. 26th, Lena, only daughter of Thomas and Lucy England, aged 5 years and 10 months.

Galt Reporter Dec 2 1881 pg 8 
Lena England
 
9403 At Galt, on Tuesday, 26th April, at 9:30 pm, W.A. England, aged 19 years and 10 months.

Galt Reporter Apr 29 1881 pg 8 
William A. England
 
9404 Ludwig Englehart came to work for Jacob Hespeler in 1860 and con-tinued as Carpenter, millwright and general maintenance man at the upper mill until 1882 or later. After retirement he continued to live on Queen Street, east of the Spring Hill lot. He was a high-class man.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Ludwig Englehart
 
9405 Fatal Accident

Mr. Sebastian Englert, engineer in Erb's tannery here, was busy on Tuesday throwing hides into a large wash-tub resting on two vertical supports, which was turning around by means of steam-power, and which had an opening on the side. One hide became stuck in the opening and, in an attempt to push it in, Mr. Englert's arm got into the approximately 3-inch space between the wash-tub and the support-post. Nearby observers soon brought the drum to a stand-still and released the pinched arm, but in the meantime, it had been terribly mangled. The outer bone of the lower arm had been torn off at the elbow and hung right out. The arm was a terrifying sight. Dr. Lackner was called over and, after applying a temporary bandage, transported the patient to the hospital, where, with the help of Drs. Hett and Cline, the arm was amputated close to the shoulder. Although the operation was successful, and the patient was very brave (he had climbed into Dr. Lackner's automobile by himself after the accident, to drive to the hospital), the uncommonly large blood-loss and severe pain had weakened him so much, that he gave up the ghost on Tuesday evening.

The deceased had come to Canada about 18 years ago from Würzburg, Bavaria and lived for eight years near Dashwood, Huron County. He then came to Berlin, where he delighted in being a loyal father and good citizen, generally respected. The accident is a bitter blow for his family, whom he had left quite cheerfully on Tuesday morning, never to return again and to the survivors goes, generally, the deepest sympathy. The family consists of six sons and three daughters. The children are all at home except for the oldest son who is employed as a cigar-maker in Port Huron, Michigan.

The burial takes place today, Thursday, at 10 o'clock; taking part are the St. Boniface Association and the Maccabeans. The funeral service will take place in the Catholic church and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.1a

1aBerliner Journal October 18, 1900 Page 4 - Column 5, Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk July 28, 2006 for the Kitchener Public Library 
Sebastian Englert
 
9406 ENGLERT, Sebastian A. -- At his residence 380 Wellington St. N., Kitchener, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1981, aged 93 years, Sebastian Englert. A member of St. Mary's RC Church; the Kitchener Knights of Columbus, Council 1504; former partner of Schell and Englert Grocery, retiring in 1954. Son of the late Sebastian Englert and Emelia Hofmann; husband of the former Mary Kroetsch, who predeceased him in October 1978; father of Sebastian P., Bertha, Marie (Mrs. Wilbert Moser), Mrs. Rose Balge and Margaret (Mrs. Ed Baskerville), all of Kitchener and Joseph of Tonawanda, N.Y.; brother of Walter of San Carlos, Calif. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by three sisters and four brothers. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. tonight. Vigil service Friday at 8 p.m., followed by the Knights of Columbus Scripture Service at 8:30 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 9:30 a.m, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's RC Church at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Kitchener Mount Hope cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Oct 1981

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RETAILER SEBASTIAN ENGLERT SR. DIES AT 93

Sebastian Englert Sr., the dean of Kitchener retailers, died Wednesday at his home, 380 Wellington St. N. Kitchener he was 93. He joined the staff of Beck and Schell, a grocery store at 16 king St. E. in Kitchener in 1901 at the age of 13, In 1926, he became a partner and the store became Schell and Englert. The partnership was dissolved in 1954 and Englert planned to retire. But when his son, Sebastian Jr., purchased the property for a gift shop. his father decided to stay on as a salesman. He continued to go to the store until a few years ago and was still selling well into his 80s. When he started in the grocery business, he worked 72 hours a week and wages were $100 a year. In a 1974 interview, he recalled butter at 25 cents a pound, milk at 5 cents a quart, bread at 10 cents a loaf and potatoes at 75 cents for a 75 pound bag. Top grade beef went for 15 cents to 25 cents a pound. He had to hand mix individual tea blends and package customers' purchases in rolled up newspapers because there weren't any paper bags. Matches were made by breaking off pieces from a solid block of wood topped with sulphur King Street in those days was just mud with no cars and no driving rules for horses and buggies. Englert and his wife the former Mary Kroetsch, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1974. She predeceased him in 1978. Surviving are two sons. four daughters and one brother. The mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Kitchener, at 10 a.m. Saturday.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Oct 1981 
Sebastian Englert
 
9407 laborer , Hawkesville, pg 48 Brooksbank "John" English
 
9408 English, R. [Roland b. 25 Dec 1891, Ingersoll, Ont.; d. 23 Sept. 1918; poster; next-of-kin: Matlia English, mother; regimental number: 3131583]1a

1aBrook Skelton, Military Honour Rolls and Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo Kin, Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genelogical Society 2007 *bracketed information from the WW1 Attestation Papers 
Roland English
 
9409 Sarah Ann (ENNIS) PASMORE, 67, of Ontario Canada, died April 1921.

Born on Friday, 2 September 1853, in Beverely Twp., Ontario Canada, she was the daughter of the late John ENNIS formerly of Ayre York County Ontario Canada and the late Catherine (MERIAM) formerly of Washington, Ontario Canada.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Thomas Andrew Jr PASMORE, son of the late Thomas Andrew Sr PASMORE formerly of Drumbo, Blenhiem Twp, Ontario Canada and the late Sarah Jane (VANEVERY) formerly of Gladwin, Gladwin County Michigan.

Sarah Ann is survived by three children, Florence Elise of North Bay Nipissing, Ontario, George Irving of North Bay Nipissing, Ontario, and Edith May EBY and her husband Samuel Benjamin Stauffer EBY of North Bay Nipissing, Ontario; five siblings, Clarrissa (ENNIS) WALLS of Beverely Twp., Ontario Canada, John E ENNIS and his wife Margery Ann (PASMORE) of Beverely Twp., Ontario Canada, Catherine Miriam (ENNIS) of Beverely Twp., Ontario Canada, Joseph A. ENNIS and his wife Hannah E (TOOHEY) of Beverely Twp., Ontario Canada, and Wesley Merriam ENNIS and his wife Martha Jane (PASMORE) of Beverely Twp., Ontario Canada; four grandchildren, George TAYLOR of Ontario Canada, Elise of Canada, Berenice (TAYLOR) of Ontario Canada, and Bertha of Ontario Canada.

Sarah Ann was preceded in death by one daughter, Catherine Jane of North Bay Nipissing, Ontario; six siblings, Brice Meriam ENNIS of Wentworth County Ontario Canada, John ENNIS of Beverely Twp., Ontario Canada, William ENNIS of Stratford Ontario, Mary Ann (ENNIS) CRANDALL of Beverely Twp., Ontario Canada, Elizabeth Jane (ENNIS) of Beverely Twp., Ontario Canada, and Charles Coe Irwin ENNIS of Stratford Ontario; four grandparents, Bryce (Brice) ENNIS of Beverely Twp., Ontario Canada, John MERIAM of Ontario Canada, Elizabeth Jane (LOWERY) ENNIS of Beverely Twp., Ontario Canada, and Clarissa (CORNELL) MERIAM of Ontario Canada. 
Sarah Ann Ennis
 
9410 SMITH, Elizabeth

Of Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, Sunday, April 17, 1983, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 74th year, Elizabeth Enright. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Smith; dear mother of Robert, Edward, Donald, Jean (Mrs. Edmund Kennedy) and Marlene (Mrs. Bill Milne), all of Cambridge. Also survived by two brothers, Charles and Frank and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Neagle and Mrs. Nellie Rahman, all of Cambridge. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by a brother, George. Mrs. Smith was born in Oakville and came to Cambridge in 1945 from Plattsville, Ont.; a member of the Temple Baptist Church, Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Monday, 7-9 and Tuesday, 7-9. Funeral service at the funeral home on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Apr 1983 pg D11 
Elizabeth Teresa Enright
 
9411 ENRIGHT, Francis Anthony (Frank)

Of Cambridge, on Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Lenore (Martini) Enright. Dear father of John Enright and Valerie of London, ON, James Enright of Thailand, Kathleen and Steve Stafford of Puslinch, Jeanne Enright of Toronto, Janet and Henry Meier of Mississauga, and Michael Enright and Julie of Cambridge. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Claire and Emma Stafford and Victoria and Aaron Enright. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Gertrude Enright, three sisters, Nellie Rahmann, Elizabeth Smith and Margaret Neagle, and two brothers, George Enright and Charles A. Enright. Mr. Enright was born in Preston and had operated Enright Metal Products Limited, until he retired two years ago. He was a member of St. Clement's RC Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Friday, February 27, 2004, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 25 Feb 2004 pg B7 
Francis Anthony "Frank" Enright
 
9412 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Christian Enslin
 
9413 Berlin Chronicle 2 April 1856

At Berlin, on Saturday night, the 29th inst., Christian Enslin, Esq., Treasurer of the County of Waterloo, aged 56 years. The deceased was a native of Wuertemberg, Germany, and came to Canada about the year 1834,- a carpet-bag then constituting all his worldly goods. He first engaged as a daily laborer, but shortly followed his trade as book-binder, in many instances travelling from house to house in the prosecution of his business.

In 1840 the German Canadian was established by the late Henry Eby, and Mr. Enslin became its Editor, and conducted that paper successfully for the succeeding ten years. Mr Enslin was admirably adapted for his pursuit and his writings were well received by the public,being distinguished by a kind and conciliatory spirit, yet as firm, convincing and patriotic as amiable and just. When he retired from his charge of the Canadian, he carried with him the respect and affection of all who had become acquainted with his feelings and principles as reflected weekly in the columns of his newspaper. He subsequently carried on his trade and added to it the Bookselling business, at the same engaging assiduously in the labor of conveyancing, during which time it is believed that he wrote more public documents than any other man in Canada. By earnest attention to his business, unceasing industry, sterling honesty and wholesome frugality, he gradually won his way up to comparative independence, and when called upon to close his eyes upon all material things, he was entering more and more energetically than ever into useful public life.

As a man, Mr. Enslin will be long remembered by his many sorrowing friends for his amiability, his many virtues, and his great usefullness to the community in which he lived.

As a public servant, Mr. Enslin had few equals. His unswerving honesty and untiring energy with his kindly disposition rendered him a great favorite, and by his premature decease a blank has been left in the public life of Waterloo, which may be filled again but never with more credit to the occupant or profit to the public.
For a few weeks before his decease, Mr. Enslin had been laboring under the sufferings which usually accompany his disease-consumption. He was patient and kind to the last, and left the world in the firm hope of a blessed immortality.
His remains were followed to the Grave on Tuesday by a large concourse of friends, among whom were his brother and officers of the county and members of the County Council.

The Revd. Mr. Whitaker took advantage of the event to preach an able and affecting discourse to the Congregation of which Mr. Enslin was a member.1a

1a Berlin Chronicle 2 Apr 1856

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Church of the Good Shepherd

The congregation began meeting in various locations as early as 1833, with Christian Enslin as leader. A small frame church was built on Frederick Street in 1842, and was called The Free Church; the congregations of four denominations held services in it. The seating space in the Free Church became insufficient for the growing Swedenborgian congregation with the result that land on the northwest corner of Church and Benton Streets was purchased in 1847 from Joseph E. Schneider. A frame church with a seating capacity of 150 was built in the same year; the church was called the New Church (Uttley 1937:64). Several decades later a larger church was again needed. Land was purchased on the northeast corner of King and Water Streets where a new stone church was built and completed in 1870. The old church was sold to the congregation of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Serious differences resulted in a formal split in the Berlin Swedenborgian congregation on September 18, 1891. One group, the predecessor of this congregation, whose pastor was Rev. F.W. Tuerk (June 1857-July 3, 1901), continued to worship in the stone church. The other group, eventually to be known as the Carmel Church of the New Jerusalem, built their church in 1892 at 820 King Street West; their pastor was Rev. F.E. Waelchli. In 1935 the congregation purchased land on the corner of Queen Street North and Margaret Avenue as the site for a new church. The Church of the Good Shepherd is a Convention Church of the New Jerusalem. 2a

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

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ENSLIN, CHRISTIAN (Emanuel Christian Gottlieb), bookbinder, newspaperman, notary, and office holder; b. 4 Feb. 1800 in Württemberg (Federal Republic of Germany); m. Julia -, and they had one child; d. 29 March 1856 in Berlin (Kitchener), Upper Canada.

Christian Enslin came from Württemberg to North America about 1830. One of the early German immigrants to the Waterloo area, he arrived in Berlin some time before 1833 with all his possessions in a carpet-bag. He first supported himself as a daily labourer, but soon began to practise his trade as a bookbinder, travelling from house to house until he could establish a small bindery. There he bound books for customers such as Bishop Benjamin Eby and Heinrich Wilhelm Peterson. Some time later Enslin expanded his business to include a bookstore, where he sold not only books but also patent medicines, eyeglasses, school supplies, and other specialized articles.

In December 1837 Enslin began an active role in journalism, working for almost a year as the associate editor of Peterson's Canada Museum, und Allgemeine Zeitung. When Peterson decided to stop publishing it, Enslin and Heinrich Eby, a son of Bishop Eby and a former apprentice at the Canada Museum, purchased the newspaper plant from him in December 1840. A month later Peterson's two former employees founded Der Deutsche Canadier und Neuigkeitsbote. Following the demise in September 1841 of Der Morgenstern, a short-lived German weekly published in Waterloo, Enslin and Eby acquired a subscription list and perhaps also some equipment from its publisher Benjamin Burkholder. The sole German-language newspaper published in British North America from 1841 to 1848, the Deutsche Canadier was more successful than its first rival, the Morgenstern, and it continued in print until January 1865.

Enslin, editor of the Deutsche Canadier from its first issue until he was succeeded by Johann Jakob Ernst in January 1850, proudly boasted that his reform journal was "a staunch advocate of Responsible and Constitutional Government." The paper did not publish much local news, but it did support instruction in German in county schools. Enslin concentrated instead on reports of political unrest in Europe and reprinted literary extracts from various continental journals. Despite its popularity the Deutsche Canadier was never free from the threat of bankruptcy. With tongue in cheek Enslin warned his readers early in 1844 that, "inasmuch as the end of the world is to come on the 22nd of March, according to Miller's prophecy, we respectfully request all our readers who are in arrears with their subscriptions to call and settle at once, otherwise it will go hard with them on Judgment Day."

Enslin, a convert to the religious views of Emanuel Swedenborg, was instrumental in the formation of a Swedenborgian congregation in Berlin, later known as the Church of the New Jerusalem or the New Church. For some time before the cooperative Free Church, which was used by a number of denominations, was opened on 25 Dec. 1842, Enslin's group met for services in his orchard in the summer and in his bindery in the winter. A circulating library of religious books, most of which were Swedenborgian, operated out of his bookstore under the auspices of the New Church Society of Berlin. Enslin was also one of the organizers of the second Mennonite Sunday school in the county, established in April 1841.
During his career Enslin held a number of civic offices. As a bilingual notary he assisted many German farmers in their land transactions and, according to an obituary in the Berlin Chronicle and Provincial Reformers' Gazette, "he wrote more public documents than any other man in Canada." He was appointed commissioner to the Court of Queen's Bench, responsible for taking affidavits for use in local court sessions, and from 1853 to 1855 he served as the first clerk of the Surrogate Court in Waterloo County. He became the second treasurer of the county a few months before his death from consumption on 29 March 1856.

Tom Eadie

AO, RG 1, A-I-6: 23046-48; RG 22, ser.155, will of Christian Enslin. PAC, RG 31, A1, 1851, Waterloo Township, pt.4: 180-81. New Jerusalem Magazine (Boston), 28 (1856): 623-24. Berlin Chronicle and Provincial Reformers' Gazette (Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]), 2 April 1856. Canada Museum, und Allgemeine Zeitung (Berlin). Der Deutsche Canadier und Neuigkeitsbote (Berlin), 1 Jan. 1841-December 1849. Der Morgenstern (Waterloo, [Ont.]), 8 June 1839-16 Sept. 1841. M. B. Block, The New Church in the new world: a study of Swedenborgianism in America (New York, 1932; repr. 1968). A. E. Byerly, The beginning of things in Wellington and Waterloo counties . . . (Guelph, Ont., 1935). H. K. Kalbfleisch, The history of the pioneer German language press of Ontario, Canada, 1835-1918 (London, Ont., and Münster, German Federal Republic, 1968). Gottlieb Leibbrant, Little paradise: the saga of the German Canadians of Waterloo County, Ontario, 1800-1975 (Kitchener, 1980). W. V. Uttley, A history of Kitchener, Ontario (Kitchener, 1937; repr. [Waterloo, 1975]).
The Waterloo Hist. Soc. (Waterloo) has published a number of articles relating to Christian Enslin's life in its Annual report, including: Salome Bauman, "First Mennonite Church, 1813-1963," 1963: 19-26; Michael Bird, "The Swedenborgian community in Waterloo County: two religious approaches to culture," 1975: 69-74; W. H. Breithaupt, "[Address at the dedication of the Waterloo County Pioneers' Memorial Tower, 28 Aug. 1926]," 1926: 220-25, "Some German settlers of Waterloo County," 1913: 11-15, and "Waterloo County newspapers," 1921: 152-60; A. E. Byerly, "Henry William Peterson," 1931: 250-62; D. Johnson, "The Church of the Good Shepherd," 1943: 39-43; D. N. Panabaker, "President's report," 1932: 298-308; and Jacob Stroh, "Reminiscences of Berlin (now Kitchener)," 1930: 175-207; 1931: 274-84.
A brief account of Enslin's life was published a few years after his death in "Minutes of the meeting of the Association of the New Church in Canada," New Jerusalem Magazine, 36 (1864): 210-11.3a

3aDictionary of Canadian Biography Online www.biographi.ca

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A-1-106 Christian Enslin, Probate of the will of Christian Enslin, late of the town of Berlin, on petition of Julia Enslin, widow of the said Christian Enslin, the Executrix named in said will. (Charles Hendry and Henry Rothaermel, the Executors, having renounced.)

I Christian Enslin, of the Town of Berlin, Notary Public…First I will and devise unto my beloved wife Julia, and my hereinafter named Executors in trust, all my real and personal property…I authorize to pay all my just debts and collect all my outstanding dues, it is my will that Lot number twelve, on the north side of King Street, in Berlin, now occupied by the Widow Harbin, be appropriated to and for the use and benefit of the society called the New Jerusalem Church, that is if my beloved wife and my Executors deem it proper, but should the residue of my estate not be sufficient comfortably to support my wife and child or children, should my wife be blessed with my hereafter, then the proceeds of said property to be appropriated to and for the support of my said wife and child or children. And I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my beloved wife Julia Enslin, Executrix, and my friends Charles Hendry of Conestogo, in the Township of Woolwich, Merchant, and Henry Rothaemel of Berlin, Carpenter, Executors of this my last will and testament…And I also nominate and appoint my said Executors Charles Henry and Henry Rothaermel, Guardians for my child (or children in the event of my said wife being blessed with any hereafter.)

Witnessed by A.J. Peterson and Charles Hendry
Will Dated 10 March 1856
Granted and Registered 8th Septembher 1856
Died 29 March 1856
Inventory £825/1/9.4a

4aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber 
Christian Enslin
 
9414 http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=38021&query=berlin

ENSLIN,
CHRISTIAN (Emanuel Christian Gottlieb), bookbinder, newspaperman, notary, and office holder; b. 4 Feb. 1800 in Württemberg (Federal Republic of Germany); m. Julia \emdash , and they had one child; d. 29 March 1856 in Berlin (Kitchener), Upper Canada.
Christian Enslin came from Württemberg to North America about 1830. One of the early German immigrants to the Waterloo area, he arrived in Berlin some time before 1833 with all his possessions in a carpet-bag. He first supported himself as a daily labourer, but soon began to practise his trade as a bookbinder, travelling from house to house until he could establish a small bindery. There he bound books for customers such as Bishop Benjamin Eby and Heinrich Wilhelm Peterson. Some time later Enslin expanded his business to include a bookstore, where he sold not only books but also patent medicines, eyeglasses, school supplies, and other specialized articles.
In December 1837 Enslin began an active role in journalism, working for almost a year as the associate editor of Peterson's Canada Museum, und Allgemeine Zeitung. When Peterson decided to stop publishing it, Enslin and Heinrich Eby, a son of Bishop Eby and a former apprentice at the Canada Museum, purchased the newspaper plant from him in December 1840. A month later Peterson's two former employees founded Der Deutsche Canadier und Neuigkeitsbote. Following the demise in September 1841 of Der Morgenstern, a short-lived German weekly published in Waterloo, Enslin and Eby acquired a subscription list and perhaps also some equipment from its publisher Benjamin Burkholder. The sole German-language newspaper published in British North America from 1841 to 1848, the Deutsche Canadier was more successful than its first rival, the Morgenstern, and it continued in print until January 1865.
Enslin, editor of the Deutsche Canadier from its first issue until he was succeeded by Johann Jakob Ernst in January 1850, proudly boasted that his reform journal was "a staunch advocate of Responsible and Constitutional Government." The paper did not publish much local news, but it did support instruction in German in county schools. Enslin concentrated instead on reports of political unrest in Europe and reprinted literary extracts from various continental journals. Despite its popularity the Deutsche Canadier was never free from the threat of bankruptcy. With tongue in cheek Enslin warned his readers early in 1844 that, "inasmuch as the end of the world is to come on the 22nd of March, according to Miller's prophecy, we respectfully request all our readers who are in arrears with their subscriptions to call and settle at once, otherwise it will go hard with them on Judgment Day."
Enslin, a convert to the religious views of Emanuel Swedenborg, was instrumental in the formation of a Swedenborgian congregation in Berlin, later known as the Church of the New Jerusalem or the New Church. For some time before the cooperative Free Church, which was used by a number of denominations, was opened on 25 Dec. 1842, Enslin's group met for services in his orchard in the summer and in his bindery in the winter. A circulating library of religious books, most of which were Swedenborgian, operated out of his bookstore under the auspices of the New Church Society of Berlin. Enslin was also one of the organizers of the second Mennonite Sunday school in the county, established in April 1841.
During his career Enslin held a number of civic offices. As a bilingual notary he assisted many German farmers in their land transactions and, according to an obituary in the Berlin Chronicle and Provincial Reformers' Gazette, "he wrote more public documents than any other man in Canada." He was appointed commissioner to the Court of Queen's Bench, responsible for taking affidavits for use in local court sessions, and from 1853 to 1855 he served as the first clerk of the Surrogate Court in Waterloo County. He became the second treasurer of the county a few months before his death from consumption on 29 March 1856.


AO, RG 1, A-I-6: 23046\endash 48; RG 22, ser.155, will of Christian Enslin. PAC, RG 31, A1, 1851, Waterloo Township, pt.4: 180\endash 81. New Jerusalem Magazine (Boston), 28 (1856): 623\endash 24. Berlin Chronicle and Provincial Reformers' Gazette (Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]), 2 April 1856. Canada Museum, und Allgemeine Zeitung (Berlin). Der Deutsche Canadier und Neuigkeitsbote (Berlin), 1 Jan. 1841\endash December 1849. Der Morgenstern (Waterloo, [Ont.]), 8 June 1839\endash 16 Sept. 1841. M. B. Block, The New Church in the new world: a study of Swedenborgianism in America (New York, 1932; repr. 1968). A. E. Byerly, The beginning of things in Wellington and Waterloo counties . . . (Guelph, Ont., 1935). H. K. Kalbfleisch, The history of the pioneer German language press of Ontario, Canada, 1835\endash 1918 (London, Ont., and Münster, German Federal Republic, 1968). Gottlieb Leibbrant, Little paradise: the saga of the German Canadians of Waterloo County, Ontario, 1800\endash 1975 (Kitchener, 1980). W. V. Uttley, A history of Kitchener, Ontario (Kitchener, 1937; repr. [Waterloo, 1975]).
The Waterloo Hist. Soc. (Waterloo) has published a number of articles relating to Christian Enslin's life in its Annual report, including: Salome Bauman, "First Mennonite Church, 1813-1963," 1963: 19-26; Michael Bird, "The Swedenborgian community in Waterloo County: two religious approaches to culture," 1975: 69-74; W. H. Breithaupt, "[Address at the dedication of the Waterloo County Pioneers' Memorial Tower, 28 Aug. 1926]," 1926: 220-25, "Some German settlers of Waterloo County," 1913: 11-15, and "Waterloo County newspapers," 1921: 152-60; A. E. Byerly, "Henry William Peterson," 1931: 250-62; D. Johnson, "The Church of the Good Shepherd," 1943: 39-43; D. N. Panabaker, "President's report," 1932: 298-308; and Jacob Stroh, "Reminiscences of Berlin (now Kitchener)," 1930: 175-207; 1931: 274-84.
A brief account of Enslin's life was published a few years after his death in "Minutes of the meeting of the Association of the New Church in Canada," New Jerusalem Magazine, 36 (1864): 210-11 
Christian Enslin
 
9415 Ship "Bavarian"

Jas. Entwistle age 45, Anna J. age 38, Marjorie age 8, Jas W. age 8, Winn? J aged 6, Stanley L. aged 3 
James Entwistle
 
9416 Ship "Bavarian"

Jas. Entwistle age 45, Anna J. age 38, Marjorie age 8, Jas W. age 8, Winn? J aged 6, Stanley L. aged 3 
James Entwistle
 
9417 Ship "Bavarian"

Jas. Entwistle age 45, Anna J. age 38, Marjorie age 8, Jas W. age 8, Winn? J aged 6, Stanley L. aged 3 
Marjorie Entwistle
 
9418 Ship "Bavarian"

Jas. Entwistle age 45, Anna J. age 38, Marjorie age 8, Jas W. age 8, Winn? J aged 6, Stanley L. aged 3 
Stanley Entwistle
 
9419 Former Waterloo mayor Herb Epp dies

WATERLOO \emdash Flags are flying at half staff at Waterloo city buildings Tuesday after the death of former mayor and member of provincial parliament Herb Epp. He was 78.

"He loved his community. He loved Waterloo," Waterloo Mayor Brenda Halloran said. "He dedicated his whole life to public service. He really helped build Waterloo."....1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 25 Feb 2013
Statement by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

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I am saddened to hear of the passing of Herb Epp. He was a proud and passionate voice for the people of Kitchener-Waterloo and his service as an elected representative did much to improve his community and his province.

As a teacher and guidance counsellor, a member of the Ontario legislature and a three-term mayor of Waterloo, he dedicated himself to the betterment of people's lives. He was an important advocate for young people and contributed greatly to the development of his community.

My thoughts are with his family and his community. He will be deeply missed, both within Kitchener-Waterloo and across Ontario.

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Mayor Herbert Arnold Epp
 
9420 Accident at Mannheim: Mr Erb, a farmer living near Mannheim, Ont., was engaged in making maple sugar on Friday when his little ten-year-old son fell headforemost into a pot of boiling molasses. The little fellow was quickly removed, but he died about an hour afterwards.

Signet 14 Sep 1893, pg 6, col 4 
Erb
 
9421 Aaron Erb, "was born January 7th, 1849. He is married to Julia Ann Unger. They reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged as traveling salesman for Messrs. Brown & Erb of Berlin. His family consists of two children".1a

1a\bThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Oct. 29, 1916: "To Shanley St. to see the ceremony of the laying of the cornerstone of the New Catholic Church; then to funeral of Aaron Erb who was brought home dead from Brandon."1a

1aDiary of Susannah Cressman 
Aaron Erb
 
9422 Aaron B. Erb, "was born about 1840. He is married to Hannah Green. They reside near Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Aaron B. Erb
 
9423 Abraham Erb, "eldest son of Jacob G. and Catharine (Wenger) Erb, was born January 10th, 1825. In 1846 he was married to Fannie Frick. They reside in Clarence, Erie County, New York, where they had a family of three sons, namely: Henry, a farmer; Albert, a doctor; and Hiram, a farmer."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Erb
 
9424 Abraham Erb, "the fourth son of Christian and Maria (Scherch) Erb, was born July 12th, 1772. He was married to Magdalena, daughter of John and Anna Erb, in May, 1804. She was born March 3rd, 1780, and died July 25th, 1858. In 1806 they, in company with Jacob Schneider and family, Christian Schneider and family, Jacob Erb and family, Simon Cress and family, Widow Brech and family, and others, forty-eight persons in all, moved to Canada and arrived in safety at Preston where John Erb had settled the year previously.

Old Abraham Erb pushed his way northward on the west side of the Grand River to where now the beautiful town of Waterloo is situated. His first clearing was a little to the south where now the Union Mills are situated. He soon became the possessor of 900 acres of land and in a few years after his arrival he erected a saw mill, as his brother John had done several years previously. In 1816 he erected a grist mill; this and his brother's at Preston proved to be the only mills in the township.

Abraham Erb had but one child, a son named Benjamin who was born January 3rd, 1807, and died in Waterloo, September 29th, 1814. He died September 6th, 1830. After Mr. Erb's death, his widow was married to Bishop Benjamin Eby. Abraham Erb and his wife had adopted two children whom they raised; one was the late Barnabas Devitt (see Barnabas Devitt's family) of Waterloo, and the other was 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."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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ERB, ABRAHAM, miller; b. 12 July 1772 in Warwick Township, Pa, fourth son of Christian Erb and Maria Scherch; m. May 1804 Magdalena Erb in Lancaster County, Pa; d. 6 Sept. 1830 in Waterloo, Upper Canada.

The history of Waterloo County, Ontario, is much indebted to two Mennonite brothers, Abraham and John Erb, who in the early 19th century decided to leave Pennsylvania in search of new opportunity in the wilderness of Upper Canada. Both Abraham and John, as well as two other Erbs (a brother Jacob and a cousin Daniel), were founding members of the German Company, established in Lancaster County in 1803 to purchase a 60,000-acre tract of land in that part of Upper Canada later known as Waterloo County [see Samuel D. Betzner*]. In 1806 Abraham and a group of 48 other Mennonites left Pennsylvania for the German Company tract. Stopping briefly at the home of his elder brother John, who had immigrated a year earlier and founded the settlement of Preston (Cambridge), Abraham journeyed a dozen miles farther north.

The later emergence of the village of Waterloo was to occur within the confines of land held by Abraham Erb. He had acquired his land prior to his departure, having purchased a large tract from Jacob and Daniel Erb on 20 July 1805. His holdings of 900 acres included several watercourses, which provided waterpower for mills. As early as 1808 he is recorded as having constructed a saw-mill. In 1816 he expanded his operation to include a grist-mill. It is reported that this mill and his brother John's in Preston were the only two in the region north of Dundas.
Abraham's role in the founding of Waterloo appears to have been important in two areas - early industry and pioneer education. With respect to industry, he was personally responsible for giving accommodation, training, or employment to a considerable number of Pennsylvania immigrants who found their way to his doorstep in the early part of the century. Among the prominent people who engaged themselves to work in some capacity in his enterprises were cooper Joseph Bauman and millers Jacob S. Shoemaker and Andrew Groff. That the grist-mill was a busy social gathering-place is shown by one account, according to which Erb had erected a large fireplace and installed a wooden floor and some rough furniture in the basement of the mill to accommodate farmers who would stay overnight (there were as yet no hotels in the area) while awaiting the conversion of their grain to grist.

The earliest program of education in this pioneer region received an impetus from Abraham Erb, who played a prominent role in the building of the first school in 1820. In his will, dated 3 Sept. 1829, he left a fund for the use of certain schools, to be administered by trustees appointed by the Mennonite Society of Waterloo Township, the interest to be used "for the benefit and education of the poor and needy children, and such as the trustees shall think proper."

The early growth of the village of Waterloo was slow, undoubtedly impeded by the fact that Abraham Erb did not wish to sell his property, preferring to keep it for his heirs. A major portion of the land and of his business enterprise went out of the family when, on 1 Sept. 1829, Erb sold his sawmill and flour-mill to Jacob C. Snider. A comparatively short but energetic career ended with Erb's death on 6 Sept. 1830. He and his wife Magdalena had had one child, who died at the age of seven; they also adopted two others, one of whom, Barnabas Devitt, became a successful miller in nearby Bridgeport (Kitchener). After Abraham's death Magdalena married Mennonite bishop Benjamin Eby*.

Michael S. Bird

AO, Hist. plaque descriptions, "John Erb, 1764-1832, founder of Preston," 20 June 1960. Waterloo Hist. Soc. (Kitchener, Ont.), Abraham Erb, day-book, 1822-26. Valley of Six Nations (Johnston). E. E. Eby, A biographical history of Waterloo Township . . . (2v., Berlin [Kitchener], Ont., 1895-96); repub. as E. E. Eby and J. B. Snyder, A biographical history of early settlers and their descendants in Waterloo Township, with Supplement, ed. E. D. Weber (Kitchener, 1971). L. J. Burkholder, A brief history of the Mennonites in Ontario (n.p., 1935). F. H. Epp, Mennonites in Canada, 1786-1920: the history of a separate people (Toronto, 1974). G. E. Reaman, The trail of the black walnut (Toronto, 1957). W. V. Uttley, A history of Kitchener, Ontario (Kitchener, 1937; repr. [Waterloo, Ont., 1975]). W. H. Breithaupt, "Waterloo County history," "The settlement of Waterloo County," and "First settlements of Pennsylvania Mennonites in Upper Canada," OH, 17 (1919): 43-47; 22 (1925): 14-17; and 23 (1926): 8-14; "Museum report," "Waterloo County millers," and "Historical notes on the Grand River," Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual report (Waterloo), 1927: 381-84; 1928: 78-80; 1930: 219-29. I. C. Bricker, "The first settlement in central western Ontario," OH, 30 (1934): 58-65. Mabel Dunham, "A short history of the new city of Waterloo," Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual report (Kitchener), 1947: 34-38. M. A. Johnston, "A brief history of elementary education in the city of Waterloo," Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual report, 1965: 56-68. A. B. Sherk, "The Pennsylvania Germans in Waterloo County," OH, 7 (1906): 98-109. E. W. B. Snider, "Waterloo County forests and primitive economics," Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual report, 1918: 14-36. C. W. Wells, "A historical sketch of the town of Waterloo, Ontario," Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual report, 1928: 22-67.2a

2aDictionary of Canadian Biography Online 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval

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Abraham Erb was the first settler in what is now the Town of Waterloo, coming from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1806.
He purchased 900 acres of land that was not considered valuable, as much of it was low-lying cedar swamp, marshy and uninviting. However, notwithstanding that his brother John advised him to the contrary, Abraham Erb located on this property, and this beginning later developed into the present Town of Waterloo.

The County Registry Office records show that Richard Beasley sold a block of land to Daniel and Jacob Erb in 1805 as agents of the German Company. This was the bulk of Waterloo Township, 60,000 acres, for which 10,000 Pounds were paid, or at the rate of 81 1/10 cents per acre, and they, in turn, sold Abraham Erb 448 acres on July 20th. 1805, this being part of the site of the Town of Waterloo.

Those of us, who have spent many years in the town, are familiar with the fact that the land is low-lying for the residents have been moving the hills into the swamps for over one hundred years, in order to bring the lots up to a level where they could be sufficiently drained for residential or other purposes, and many a building has its foundations on oak planks, resting on quicksand or black swamp muck.

Not so many years ago, in excavating for a sewer on King Street, a block south of the original Abraham Erb mill, an old corduroy road made of elm logs was encountered, eight to ten feet below the present street level; also in October, this year, (1928), on lower King Street, cedar stumps, large pieces of elm wood, and good samples of peat were brought up from a depth of nine to ten feet below the present surface.

Abraham Erb erected a saw mill, and later, in 1816, a grist mill , propelled by water with the old-fashioned overshot wheel. The power was secured by making a dam on Laurel Creek, and for many years known as the Waterloo dam, and more recently as Silver Lake since it was acquired and is now a part of the Waterloo Park System.

When he erected his mill in 1816, Abraham Erb built a large fireplace in the basement and added a wooden floor and some rough furniture, making this part of the mill comfortable and inviting, especially on cold wintry days when a log was burning on the hearth. The fireplace was made of brick and massive field stone, and was built into the foundation, with an opening five feet wide and proportionately deep and high.

Such fireplaces were common in those days, as stoves had not been invented, and all cooking and heating of houses was done by means of fireplaces. It was not strange that Abraham Erb should have built a fireplace in his mill, for it proved to be a necessity.

As this mill was one of the first in this section of the country, farmers had to bring their grain long distances to be ground into flour. Even if the distance was not great, a trip over poor trails, and over corduroy roads through swamps was a difficult one and slow as well, for oxen were used for teaming. Consequently, a trip to the mill was often a matter of two or three days, instead of that number of hours in the present age of good roads and rapid transit.

While waiting for his grist the farmer lounged about the basement where it was warm and comfortable, and where he met his friends, the other farmers, so that it became a social centre, and a business mart as well, for many business trades were made there and many things discussed. They warmed their victuals and made coffee at the fireplace, and at night wrapped themselves in their blankets and slept on the floor, or on the bags of bran, or anywhere so long as they received the warmth of the fire place.

They had to camp in the mill for there were no hotels then; during their stay in the mill settlement, the farmers' oxen were comfortably stabled in a building which stood on the site now occupied by the block of stores on the south side of Erb Street and East side of King Street, directly opposite the Bank of Montreal .

Dundas wharf was the nearest shipping point in the old days, and all produce had to be teamed by oxen to that point, while salt and other supplies were brought back.

Until mills were established in Waterloo County, all wheat had to be taken to the mill at Dundas to be ground, and many a trip was made on horseback with part of a bag of grain carried on the horse's back, in order to relieve more quickly the shortage in the forest home away back in the Waterloo Settlement.

When Abraham Erb's mill was taken down and removed in 1927, after being in continuous use for 111 years, most of the foundations were blasted and the stone hauled away. I believe, however, that part of the foundation and the old fireplace was left in place and covered over with mother earth, an invisible monument to the courage, energy and enterprise of the first settler and founder of Waterloo, Abraham Erb.

After the building of the mill, others were anxious to join the settlement to carry on various enterprises, but Abraham Erb was reluctant to parcel out his land in small lots, and settlement was therefore retarded.

The Waterloo Historical Society is in possession of Abraham Erb's daybook, from 1822 to 1826. Most of the entries are in English, but some are in German. Values are denoted in pounds, shillings and pence, and a few in dollars and cents. This book was found about 1875 when tearing down a very old building. The workmen had discarded it amongst a heap of rubbish, and my father, the late Walter Wells, rescued it and thus preserved a valuable record.

On September 1st, 1829, Abraham Erb transferred 240 acres of land including his saw-mill and flour-mill to Jacob C. Snider, who had moved from Pennsylvania to a farm a little west of the present town, and Mr. Snider, great-grandfather of Frederick W. Snider, who is now, with his partner, the owner of the same flour mill, carried on business here for many years.

As the waterpower was not sufficient for his purposes, he installed a steam plant. As he then had more power than he required, he added a distillery to his other lines, and this branch of the business was carried on actively for a long time.

His son Elias then rented the mill, and, as he objected to having the still, his father removed it to his own farm. Jacob C Snider transferred 320 acres to his son Elias in 1853, (see County Records), including the mill property and much of what is now the central part of town. A landmark for many years was a tall poplar tree which stood near the mill. It was said that early in the century a poplar switch was used to drive a team of horses from Pennsylvania, and, on his arrival, the driver planted the switch near the mill. It grew to be a very large tree, five feet or more in diameter, and for many years a heavy cable circled it several times as an anchor for a tall iron smokestack, the bark finally growing over the cable. The tree was cut down in the 90's to make way for street improvements, the tree having been planted before there was a street.

The community had a very slow growth for three decades or more after Abraham Erb first located in the cedar swamp, for Jacob C. Snider, like his predecessor, was not anxious to sell his land in small lots to intending settlers. He had a large family and preferred holding his lands as an inheritance.3a

3aSixteenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1928, A Historical Sketch of the Town of Waterloo, Ontario, Clayton W. Wells, L.D.S., D. D. S. 
Abraham Erb
 
9425 Abraham Erb, "third son of Jacob and Salome (Graybill) Erb, was born at Berlin, Ontario, March 6th, 1815. On November 10th, 1835, he was married to Willey, daughter of George and Esther (Stauffer) Clemens. She was born near Preston, Ontario, October 17th, 1817, and died in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, January 8th, 1881. He is still living and enjoying good health, and resides in Thedford, Ontario, where he is a member in good standing of the Methodist Church. He is a class leader and has in the past acted as Sunday School superintendent, local preacher, and filled various important positions in the church. To them was born a family of eleven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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A Former Inhabitant

A former inhabitant of Waterloo County, Abraham Erb, died in Sarnia on February 25th He was born in 1814 on Gibson's farm near Berlin, at that time the property of Jakob Erb. Jakob Erb came to Canada from Pennsylvania 100 years ago. Of his 13 children, only 80-year old Mrs. Reitzel still lives near St. Jacobs. Several children attained a great age. The mother-in-law of Mr. Phil Breiding, who lives here, was 84 years old at her death 14 years ago. The body of the late Abraham Erb was brought to Blair by his four sons living in Grand Rapids and buried beside his wife, whose maiden name was Clemens.2a

2aBerliner Journal 14 Mar 1901 pg 4 col 3, Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library 
Abraham Erb
 
9426 Commonly referred to as the "old mill", Abraham Erb's original Union Mills was built in 1816 at 13 King Street South and had been in the Snider family since 1861. The building was demolished in 1927. The Snider Mill continued at 45 Erb Street West, until its 1958 demolition.

Photograph Waterloo Pubic Library Digital Collection 
Abraham Erb
 
9427 The original portion of the Erb-Kumpf House was built around 1812 by Abraham Erb, the founder of Waterloo, making it one of Waterloo's oldest homes. It was a three-bay structure facing a mill situated near the south-west corner of King and Erb Streets.
Abraham Erb came from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1806 and settled on Lots 14 and 15 of the German Company Tract, land which now comprises the central business district of Waterloo. He established a sawmill on Beaver (Laurel) Creek in 1808 and a grist mill in 1816. In 1828, he sold his mills and a considerable quantity of land to Jacob C. Snider.
Magdalene Erb sold the home to Barnabas Devitt, her adopted son, in 1835. His son Benjamin served as Mayor of Waterloo from 1881 to 1883.
An addition to the house was probably built by Devitt in 1849. A slight hump in the roof on the north side indicates the location at which it joins the original structure. The application of a vertical board and clapboard which does not align is further evidence that it was added at a later date. The second addition, probably built by Hoffman around 1855, included the two-storey verandah at the front.

Elias Snider acquired the home and later sold it to Christian Kumpf in 1869. Kumpf was a newspaper owner, Mayor of Waterloo from 1879-1880, as well as Postmaster for 42 years. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Dominion Life Assurance Company in 1889. His son Ford, who became affectionately known as "Mr. Waterloo", was born in the home in 1877 and assumed ownership in 1899. One of the community's most public-spirited citizens, he served as Treasurer of Waterloo and Clerk/Manager of the Water and Light Commission. He was President of the Waterloo Red Cross Society and The Dominion Life Assurance Company.
At present, the house demonstrates a mixture of architectural styles. Among its Georgian characteristics is the six-over-six window pane arrangement. The facade, with its two wings, treillage, Gothic barge board and Doric columns, reflects the Regency influence.
In 1979, the home was sold to a law firm which has maintained the integrity of the exterior. A third addition in keeping with the style of the building has since been constructed.1a

1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca 
Abraham Erb
 
9428 1 story stone house. In 1978: listed in good condition used by the Public Utilities Commission. Abraham Albert "Abram" Erb
 
9429 Abram Erb, "the eldest in family, was born March 8th, 1829. He is married to Margaret Wallace. They reside in Preston. Some years ago the Dominion Government had him appointed customs and revenue officer which appointment he still holds. To them was born a family of eight children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Albert "Abram" Erb
 
9430 Abraham L. Erb, "was born May 11th, 1824. He is married to Mariah Quickfall. They reside at Otterville, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. They have one child named Hannah, married to Philip House. They also reside in Otterville, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham L. Erb
 
9431 Absalom Erb, "the eldest, disappeared many years ago and not known whether he is alive yet or not."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Absalom Erb
 
9432 Acey Erb, "died an infant while the family resided in New Hamburg, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Acey Erb
 
9433 Erb, Addison Schmidt, son of the late Jacob C. and Susanna (Schmidt) Erb, was born March 6, 1891, near Waterloo, Ont.; died on Jan. 14, 1956; aged 64 y. 10 m. 8 d. In 1916 he was married to Hilda B. Weber, who died in 1929. In 1944, he was married to Emma Bauman, who survives. Also surviving are a son (Bishop J. Frederick Erb, Sterling, Ill.), 2 daughters (Helen-Mrs. Clayton Burkholder, Breslau; Ruth-Mrs. Paul Martin, Hawkesville, Ont.), 4 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Joseph H. Weber, Elmina-Mrs. Ira Snyder, and Loretta-Mrs. Deldon Snider, all of Waterloo; Mae-Mrs. Addis Cressman, New Hamburg), and 7 grandchildren. A brother (Anson) and Melinda and Clara-Mrs. Wm. Knarr, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 17 at the church in charge of J. B. Martin, assisted by C. F. Derstine and O. Burkholder. Interment in the Erb Street Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIX , Number 9 - February 28, 1956-page 214, 21 
Addison H. Erb
 
9434 Adelaide Erb, "is also at home and unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Adelaide Erb
 
9435 Mrs. Agnes Hanning

PRESTON — Funeral service was conducted at St. John's Anglican Church, Preston, this afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Agnes Hanning, 90, widow of Judge Clement Hanning. Mrs. Hanning died at her home, 32 Binscarth Rd., Toronto, on Thursday. Born in Preston in 1864, daughter of Abraam and Margaret Erb, at the old Erb home which is now Braeside Lodge, she was the seventh of eight children, all born there. She was a descendant of the late John Erb, one of the pioneers of Preston. Mrs. Hanning was an active member of St. John's Anglican Church here, was a member of the first Women's Auxiliary to the Freeport Sanatorium and was particularly active in war work during the First World War. Some years after the death of her husband she and her younger daughter moved to Oshawa and later to Toronto. Surviving is a son, James R., of Toronto and two daughters, Mrs. R. R. Insole (Margaret) of Weston, and Marian L. Hanning, Toronto. Burial was in Preston cemetery,

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 May 1954 pg 5 
Agnes Lind Erb
 
9436 Albert Edward Erb, "was born April 17th, 1852. He resided in Oshawa, Ontario, where he was engaged in the mercantile business. He was married but name of wife was not received, and died September 4th, 1880, leaving one child named Annie."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Albert Edward Erb
 
9437 After a long and full life that was lived with kindness and a gentle spirit, Albert died suddenly, but peacefully, at his home in Wellesley, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He was 91.

Family was everything to Albert. He is survived by his dear wife and constant companion, Irene (Lebold), with whom he shared 68 years of marriage that demonstrated mutual support and love for each other. He was a loving and supportive father to Mary Jane and Wayne Schwartz of Wellesley, Mark and Shelley Erb of Elmira and Jim and Marianne Erb of Waterloo. Grandpa was extremely proud of his seven grandchildren whom he showered with his unconditional love and bags of cheesies; Matthew and Trevor Schwartz, Kim and her husband Shawn Green, Stephanie and her husband Ben Gunn, David Erb and his wife Leanne Baer, Michael and his wife Diana Erb and Rudy Vincent and his wife Brandi Barens. His life was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren whom he adored; Blake, Aleenah, Evan, Addison, Kenzie, Cecilia, Oliver, Elliott, Katie, Jacquie and James. He will be fondly remembered by Irene's brother and sisters, Irv and his wife Grace Lebold of Brantford, Doris Jantzi of Exeter, Betty Mitchell of Waterloo, and nine nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Salome Boshart and Menno O. Erb, a sister in infancy and brothers-in-law Orval Jantzi and Ernie Mitchell.

Albert was a man of impeccable integrity \endash a living example to his family, friends and community. His strong faith in God was at the core of his life and evident in how he lived each day and treated others. During his life, Albert gave years of volunteer time to his beloved and supportive community of Wellesley, where he owned and operated Erb Farm Supply. He was Mayor of Wellesley Township for 11 years, a member Waterloo Regional Council and a dedicated volunteer with many community and church related organizations. Albert was a faithful member of Erb Street Mennonite Church. With Irene's assistance, he took great delight in his lawns and flower beds at the community pond in Wellesley, at Chesley Lake and Erb & Good Family Funeral Home.

Friends and relatives are invited to share their memories of Albert with his family at the Futher-Franklin Funeral Home in Wellesley on Friday, May 24 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Visitation will continue at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Sunday, May 26 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A service to give thanks for his life and faith will be held at Erb Street Mennonite Church, 131 Erb Street West, Waterloo on Monday, May 27 at 11 am, with Rev. Eleanor Epp-Stobbe officiating. Interment will follow in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery. Following the committal service at the cemetery, friends and relatives are invited to return to the church for refreshments and a time to visit with the family.

Irene and Albert were original and active participants in the annual Mennonite Relief Sale for many years and would want their friends to support the work of Mennonite Central Committee through the annual sale. Therefore, there will be no funeral home visitation on Saturday.

Condolences for the family and donations to Aldaview Residential Services, New Hamburg, where Albert and Irene's oldest grandson Matthew lives, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through either funeral home, Futher-Franklin Funeral Home at 519.656.2880 or Erb & Good Family Funeral Home www.erbgood.com or 519.745.8445.

"People who garden see life differently" 
Albert Peter Erb
 
9438 Alice Erb (2806) Annie Dunkee, Maggie Dunkee, Hannah Erb (2302) Alice Erb
 
9439 ERB, Allan \endash Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital, with family by his side, on Friday, January 22, 2016 in his 95th year.

Beloved husband of the late Norma (Zehr) who predeceased him in 2013.

Loving father of David and Eva of RR2 Wellesley, Darlene and Louis Byler of RR2 Milverton, John and Shelley of RR2 Blyth, Mary Ellen and James Ropp of RR1 Monkton, Allan P. and Linda of RR2 Wellesley, son in-law Raymond Paul Gerber of RR1 Brunner and predeceased by his daughter Deborah Gerber (2010).

Will be sadly missed by 32 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Daniel S. and Nancy (Gerber) Erb and his grandson Nathaniel Erb (1981) in infancy. He was the last surviving member of his family being predeceased by his siblings Elmer (Vera), John (Frieda), Cornelius (Emma) (Katie), Laura (Harvey) Nafziger, Norman (Amanda), Dan (Doris) and brother in-law Mervin Kropf. Also predeceased by sisters in-law Mary Zehr in infancy and Laurene (Norman) Jantzi.

Friends may call at the Futher-Franklin funeral home, Wellesley, on Saturday (tonight) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church, 4831 Deborah-Glaister Line, Wellesley, on Monday January 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Bishop John Gerber officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Masters International or Christian Aid Ministries would be appreciated 
Allan Erb
 
9440 Erb, Allen, 79, Sarasota, Fla. Born: April 10, 1912, Ontario. Died: Aug. 22, 1991, Corfu, N.Y. Survivors-wife: Laurane Kipfer; children: Mahlon, Larry; 5 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Barbara Schrock, Ruth Albrecht, Edna Slabaugh, Ezra, Joseph. Funeral: Aug. 25, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by A. Don Augsburger, Gerald Mininger, and John H. Shenk. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 39 - October 1, 1991 - page 14 
Allen B. Erb
 
9441 Elonzo Erb, "was born March 8th, 1857. His nature prompted him to make exertions to have his life directed in the mercantile channel. With a fair education he entered upon the life of his choice when a young man, and when arriving at the years of maturity he entered into partnership with Mr. David Betzner and opened a large general store in the village of St. Jacobs in 1878. After the term of agreement of partnership had expired they sold their business to the late J. B. Snyder. Mr. Erb then went to Elmira and entered again into the mercantile business with Mr. Menno Weber where they have since built up one of the largest trades in North Waterloo. Some years ago he was elected reeve for Elmira, a position which he still holds. He is in his sentiments entire liberal and charitable and has never been known to attempt to dictate to men under his control for whom they shall vote. He always permits men to exercise their own judgement. As a man he is honest and upright and has ever maintained an irreproachable reputation. On June 6th, 1883, he was married to Isabella G., daughter of Andrew and Christina (Clark) Scott. She was born March 11th, 1859. To them was born a family of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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…This week we are called upon to report the demise of a prominent and useful citizen, who has lived and laboured amongst us a score of years and who was called away in the prime of life. Mr. .H. Erb, respected by all and loved by all who had the pleasure of a closer acquaintance, a kind father and husband, a holder of positions of trust and a prominent figure in society, passed away at his home last Tuesday evening, at the age of 47 years 1 month and 11 days. Although not of robust health deceased was able to attend constantly to his duties. Several weeks ago, he contracted a bad cold but had recovered sufficiently to attend to his duties until several days before his death when he was attacked by pleuro-pneumonia. His disease was apparently relinquishing when paralysis of the brain set in which was the immediate cause of death, everything that medical skill and attentive nursing could do, proving of no avail. Alonzo H. Erb, was born in the town of Waterloo, in 1857. Then he removed to Berlin where he obtained his education in the public school. He entered first on his mercantile career at Waterloo in 1875 and commenced business on his own account at St. Jacobs in 1878. In 1882 he sold his interest there and entered into partnership with Mr. M.L. Weber, of Elmira. The year after Elmira became incorporated, Mr. Erb was elected a member of the Village Council. He served three years in this capacity. Then he was elected Reeve and held the position for six years. When the new law of municipal representation was introduced, Mr. Erb was elected County Councillor for the district of Woolwich and Elmira. He was Warden of the County of Waterloo in 1897 and held the position of County Councillor three years longer, at the end of which time he retired from public life…member of Gale Presbyterian Church….[leaves a wife and family]…. [Article contains a photograph of A.H. Erb.]2a

2aElmira Signet Newspaper 21 Apr. 1904 p. 1, col. 3-4

_______________________

Mr. A. H. Erb, was born in the town of Waterloo, in 1857. Then he removed to Berlin where he obtained his education in the public school. He entered first on his mercantile career at Waterloo in 1875 and commenced business on his own account at St. Jacobs in 1878. In 1882 he sold his interest there and entered into partnership with Mr. Menno L. Weber, of Elmira. The year after Elmira became incorporated, Mr. Erb was elected a member of the Village Council. He served three years in this capacity. Then he was elected Reeve and held the position for six years. When the new law of municipal representation was introduced, Mr. Erb was elected County Councillor for the district of Woolwich and Elmira. He was Warden of the County of Waterloo in 1897, and held the position of County Councillor three years longer at the end of which he retired from public life3a

3aEnterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

____________________

HIS WAS A USEFUL AND HONORABLE CAREER.

One of the prominent personages in North Waterloo answered the summons of the Grim Reaper on Tuesday evening. It was Mr. Alonzo H. Erb of the firm of Weber & Co.. He contracted pneumonia, which proved fatal, despite the most skilful of medical attendance.

A Biographical Sketch.

The late Alonzo Erb was born on March 8th, 1857. He was the son of the late Samuel L. Erb, who resided for years in Waterloo and carried on a store business with John Shuh. Alonzo received a fair education and when a young man he entered into partnership with D. Betzner and opened a large general store in St. Jacobs in 1878. After the term of partnership had expired they sold the business to the late J. B. Snyder. Mr. Erb went to Elmira and entered into partnership with Mr. Menno. Weber, and the two had built up one of the largest businesses in North Waterloo. He was a member of the firm until his death. He was reeve of Elmira for several years, and was a valued and respected member of the Waterloo county council in the years of 1891, 1896, 1897 and 1900. In 1897 he ably filled the warden's chair. He always viewed county projects in a broad and liberal light. He was opposed to the debenture principle, and at that time Elmira had no debenture debts.

He was an honest, upright man and enjoyed an irreproachable reputation. On June 6th, 1883, he was married to Isabella G. Daughter of Mr. Andrew Scott. A family of three children survive.4a

4aPaper unknown 
Alonzo H. Erb
 
9442 On January 24, 1888, a meeting was held to organize a Mechanics' Institute in Elmira. Membership cost $1 a year. The first board members were: David Bean, George Klinck, A. Werner, John Ratz, A. H. Erb, A. Blatz, Wm. Behrens, Sol Laschinger, Dr. Ullyot, and M. Weber. The librarian/caretaker, C. K. Jansen was paid $30 a year. Alonzo H. Erb
 
9443 Amos Erb, "was born June 2nd, 1843. He is married to Mary Ann Burkholder. They reside near Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Amos Erb
 
9444 Angeline Erb, "the eleventh and youngest child of Abraham Erb, was born March 13th, 1858. On April 10th, 1877, she was married to Michael M. Dawning who died August 15th, 1890. They resided in Thedford, Ontario. To them were born six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Angeline Erb
 
9445 Angeline Erb, "was born November 16th, 1864. She was married to Abraham H. Wambold, February 19th, 1884. They reside on the old 'Isaac Shantz Farm' about a mile south-east of Berlin where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of five children1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_______________________________________________


Wambold. - Angeline, beloved wife of Deacon Abram H. Wambold, died at her home 11 miles northeast of High River, Alta., Oct. 10, 1912; aged 47 y. 10 m. 24 d. Two weeks before her death Sister Wambold, while in a conversation over the telephone, was stricken with heart failure and later suffered a stroke of paralysis, and last of all pneumonia set in which resulted in her ultimate death. Funeral services took place Oct. 12, at the Mount View Mennonite Church, eight miles northeast of High River, Alta., conducted by I. Miller, N. R. Weber and N. B. Stauffer. Text, Prov. 31:28-31. In her death the family suffers the loss of a kind and faithful mother, the community a good neighbor and the church a consistent member. 2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume V, Number 30 - October 24, 1912 - page 479, 480  
Angeline Erb
 
9446 Anna Erb, "was born November 6th, 1826. She is married to Emanuel Thoman. They reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and have had a family of nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Anna Erb
 
9447 Martin, Annie Peacefully went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton, at the age of 98 years. Much loved wife of the late Sylvester S. Martin (2003). Dear mother of Wayne and Shirley of Limehouse, Ontario, and Dorothy Ann and Joe Leis of RR 4, Listowel. Fondly remembered by seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Will be missed by sisters Mary Zehr, and Amy and Norman Zehr. Sister-in-law to Seleda Martin, Lovina Brubacher, Henry and Eileen Martin, Ada and Stan Valenta. She was predeceased by her son David F. Martin (2007), father Christian Erb, mother Nancy (Wagler) Nafziger, stepfather John Nafziger, siblings Esther and Amos Steckley, Daniel and Christina Erb, Katy and Chris Gerber, and brother-in-law John Zehr. Also predeceased by Sylvester's siblings Edwin and Almeda Martin, Ivan and Alvina Martin, Howard Martin, Elizabeth and Enos Gingrich, Aden and Alice Martin, and Norman Brubacher. The family will receive their relatives and friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Crystal View Mennonite Church, Floradale, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Crystal View Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Christian Aid Ministries or Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira. Annie Erb
 
9448 Barbara Erb, "the fifth in family, was born October 28th, 1818. She was married to Joseph Hunsicker who died in Hamilton, Ontario. She died in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., in August, 1888. They had four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Erb
 
9449 Barbara Erb, "was born December 27th, 1837. She was married to John Roos. At present she resides in Berlin. Her family consists of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Erb
 
9450 Barbara Erb, "was born May 4th, 1825. She was married to John Bock who was born September 24th, 1816, and died October 17th, 1892. They resided on a farm near New Dundee, Ontario, where she died March 26th, 1864. To them were born twelve children, namely:...All are dead except Moses and Lydia."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Erb
 
9451 Gascho, -- Barbara Erb was born in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., April 23, 1866; died at her home in Zurich, Ont., Oct. 10, 1949; aged 83 y. 5 m. 18 d. On Oct. 20, 1885, she was united in marriage to Joseph Gascho who predeceased her Jan. 23, 1949. To this union were born 5 sons and 3 daughters, who survive. She was a faithful member of the Zurich Mennonite Church from the time of its organization in 1909. Funeral services were held at the Zurich Church, conducted by H.E. Roppel and Oscar Burkholder. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 1 - January 3, 1950 - page 22 
Barbara Erb
 
9452 Gascho.- Barbara Erb, widow of the late Bishop John Gascho, was born near Baden, Ont., Feb. 2, 1835; died at the home of one of her step-grandchildren (Mrs. Jacob B. Iutzi. in Baden), March 23, 1931; aged 96 y. 1 m. 21 d. She was the second wife of the late Bishop John Gascho who proceeded her in death a little over 21 years ago. No children were born to this union. In her early years she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in Wilmot, of which she was a faithful member until death. She was the last member of a family of 11 children and died of infirmities from of old age. She leaves the following children : Mrs. John Steinman, Christian, Jacob, Mrs. D.H. Steinman, David, Menno, Daniel, and many other friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Peter Boshart and at the Steinman Church by Dan Lebold and Jacob R. Bender. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aThe Gospel Herald Newspaper 14 May 1931 
Barbara Erb
 
9453 LICHTY. - BARBARA (ERB) Lichty was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., July 6, 1861; died on Dec. 13, 1932; aged 71 y. 5 m. 7 d. Death occurred rather suddenly. She was on a visit to her daughter (Mrs. Cyranius Kipfer at Waterloo) and while there but a few hours was stricken with paralysis. After an illness of three days, she fell asleep in Jesus to awake in the great resurrection morning. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member till God saw fit to call her home. On March 30, 1879, she was united in holy marriage to Bro. Joseph F. Lichty. She was always concerned about her children, and tried to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 2 sons (Joseph E. and John E.), 6 daughters (Mrs. J. S. Wagler, Mrs. N. S. Roth, Mrs. Amos Kipfer, Mrs. J. S. Roth, Mrs. Cyranius Kipfer, and Mrs. Ezra Kropf), 1 brother (John Sterie), 1 sister (Mrs. Charles Alexandra), 59 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral was held Dec. 16 from her late home near Wellesley, Ont., with services at the St. Agatha A. M. Church and cemetery, conducted by the brethren, Christian Gascho and Peter Boshart, of the same church.

"The call was short, the shock severe,
To part with her we loved so dear;
Our hope's in heaven that we may meet,
And then our joy will be complete."1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume XXV, Number 42 - January 19, 1933 - page 894, 895
 
Barbara Erb
 
9454 Leona PADINGTON - Mrs. Leona Padington, 83, of the Queensway Retirement Home, Hensall, passed away, peacefully, at her residence, on Monday, Dec. 9, 2002.She was born on the family farm near Wellesley, October 7, 1919, a daughter of the late Moses and Mary (Steinman) Erb. Mrs. Padington has worked as a nursing assistant and later in the Wardrobe Department at the Festival Theatre for many years until her retirement. She was an active member for many years with St. John's Ambulance and was active with her church in Stratford, Shakespeare and Tobermory. She was a member of the Knox Church Mary and Martha, was a youth advisor for the Presbyterian Young Peoples Society and was active at the Presbytery Level with the Women's Missionary Society. Beloved wife of the late Earl Padington who predeceased her November 3, 1988. Loving mother of Myrann and husband Neal Nickles, Goderich; grandmother of Derek Nickles and wife Charlene, Ottawa, Jana and husband Marc Cousineau, Aylmer, Quebec, Andrea Nickles, Goderich; great-grandmother of Marieve and Timothy Cousineau; dear sister of Harold Erb and wife Violet, Wellesley, Milt Erb and wife Marjorie, Wellesley, Eva and husband Milt Kuepfer, Crosshill, Wilma and husband Norm Kuepfer, Linwood. Also survived by a sister-in-law, Annie Erb, Hampstead and many nieces and nephews and their families. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Alvin Erb. Family will receive friends at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., Rev. James Perrie will officiate. Reception will follow. Private family burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich - Parish Nursing Program through the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record 11 Dec 2002
 
Barbara Leona Erb
 
9455 Benjamin Erb, "the youngest son in the family of John (Jacob) and Salome (Graybill) Erb, was born in 1820. When a young man he was married to Miss Hannah Master and resided in New Hamburg where he was engaged in the mercantile business. Some forty years ago he moved to one of the Western States where he died in 1856, leaving a family of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Erb
 
9456 Of of Ohio. Benjamin Erb
 
9457 Benjamin Erb, "the eighth and youngest son of Joseph and Mary (Kolb) Erb, was born May 24th, 1852. After he was of age he entered the mercantile business in Preston until the year 1893 when he sold out and on March 15th of the same year he moved to Arnaud, Manitoba, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Lizzie Roos and has a family of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Franklin Erb
 
9458 Bert Erb, "born May 12th, 1877."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Bert Erb
 
9459 Erb, Betty, 65, Cambridge, Ont., Born: Feb. 6, 1930, Mornington Twp., Ont., to Chris and Mattie Gerber Erb. Died: March 17, 1995, Cambridge, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Vema Leis, Earl, Clara Meyers, Wilma Good, Raymond, Erma Shantz, Grace Buehler, Doris Vantright, Eleanor Mast, Lloyd, Helen Ewing. Funeral and burial: March 21, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 17 - April 25, 1995 
Betty Ann Erb
 
9460 Caroline Erb, "third child of Abraham Erb, was born February 14th, 1840. She died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Caroline Erb
 
9461 Catharine Erb, "the eighth in the family, was born January 28th, 1825. She is married to John Martin, a farmer. They reside in Columbia, Kansas. Their family consisted of seven children, two of whom joined the army during the late civil war and both lost their lives. The other five are very much scattered through the western and south-western states. Their names were not received"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Erb
 
9462 Catharine B. Erb, "was born April 20th, 1810. She was married to Jonathan Bowman and died September 8th, 1828, leaving one son named Isaac who was born September 8th, 1828, and died December 25th, 1833."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine B. Erb
 
9463 In Memory of Catherine Erb Beloved wife of David L. Wagler Date of Birth August 5th, 1876 Date of Death March 25th, 1967 Aged 88 years, 7 months and 20 days The Service The late Mrs. Wagler is resting at her home, R.R. 2, Wellesley, where a short service will be held on Saturday, March 27th, 1965 at 1:15 p.m. This will be followed by a memorial service at the Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church at 2:00 o'clock p.m. Clergyman Bishop Samuel Roth Interment in the Church Cemetery

Little Step Away

To close the eye, to fall asleep
To draw a labored breath
To find release from daily cares
In what we know as death...

Is this the crowning of a life,
The aim or end thereof?
The totaled sum of consciousness,
The ripened fruit of love?

It cannot be, for works of God
Are wrought for nobler ends,
And those away continue on
In the hearts of kin and friends.

It cannot be, for they live on
A little step away.
The soul, the everlasting life,
Has found a better day....

-O. J. Hanson1a

1aFuneral Card of Catherine Erb 
Catharine G. Erb
 
9464 Brenneman, Catherine, daughter of Joel and Catherine (Gingerich) Erb, was born in East Zorra on July 18, 1888; died at the home of her daughter at Baden, Ont., on Sept. 14, 1960; aged 72 y. 1 m. 27 d. On Jan. 7, 1909, she was married to Aaron Brenneman, who died in 1950. One son, 4 grandchildren, and one sister also preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Lorne, East Zorra; and Floyd, South Easthope), one daughter (Ahleda-Mrs. Emerson Jutzi, Baden), one brother (Jacob Erb, Tavistock), 3 sisters (Mrs. Clara Zehr, Tavistock; Mrs. Lydia Albrecht, Baden; and Fannie-Mrs. Christian Bender, East Zorra, 14 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the 16th Line A.M. Church. Memorial services were held Sept. 16 at the A.M. East Zorra Church. Officiating in the services were Elmer Schwartzentruber, Daniel Wagler, and Henry Yantzi.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. LIII, Number 50 - Dec. 27, 1960, Page 1105, 1106 
Catherine Erb
 
9465 Mrs. Louis Gies

Following a lengthy illness, Mrs. Louis Gies, R.R. 3, Waterloo, died at the K-W Hospital yesterday. The former Catherine Erb she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Erb and was born in Blake, Ont., Aug, 1, 1875. Her marriage to Louis Gies who survives took place in Baden Oct. 3, 1897. She was a member of the St. Agatha Lutheran, Church. Surviving are three sons, Herbert, Dundas; Gordon at home and Kenneth, Kitchener; and two daughters, Mrs. Ezra (Madeline) Brown, Waterloo and Mrs. Howard (Clara) Huehn, St. Catharines and seven grandchildren. One brother, Iasiah Erb, of Kitchener and one sister, Mrs. Madeline Erb, Waterloo also survive. The remains are resting at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Borne where a private funeral service will be held at two o'clock Friday followed by a public service at the St. Agatha Lutheran Church at three o'clock. Interment will be made in the St. Agatha Lutheran Cemetery. Rev: S. F. M. Freidricksen will officiate.1a

1anewspaper unknown 
Catherine Erb
 
9466 Kennell.- Catherine, daughter of Joel and Barbara (Lichti) Erb, was born in Ellis Twp., Ont., July 9, 1885; died at Tavistock, Ont., Oct. 15, 1982; aged 97 y. On Feb. 25, 1906, she was married to Albert Kennel, who died on Mar. 6, 1960. Surviving are 3 sons (Reuben, Edgar, and Anson), 4 daughters (Adeline-Mrs. Joe Brenneman, Fanny-Mrs. Reuben Gingerich, Eileene-Mrs. Edward Calvert, and Lillian), 27 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one daughter (Mabel). She was a member of Steinman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 18, in charge of Vernon Zehr and Fred Lichti; interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 75, Number 46 - November 16, 1982, page 790. 
Catherine Erb
 
9467 Steinman, Katie, daughter of the late John L. and Barbara (Oesch) Erb; born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., July 9, 1895; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., after a short illness; aged 63 y. 7 m. 24 d. On Jan. 4, 1921, she was married to Daniel Steinman, Baden, Ont., who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons and 2 daughters (Olin, Mahlon, and Wallace, Tavistock, Ont.; Alvin and Orval, Bade, Ont.; Laverne, Gagetown, N. B.; Lauretta-Mrs. Elroy Lichty, New Hamburg, Ont., and Violet-Mrs. Elroy Brenneman, Baden), 10 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Moses, Christian, and Norman, Wellesley; Daniel, Kitchener; and David, Petersburg, Ont.), and one sister (Mattie-Mrs. Allan Gingerich, St. Agatha, Ont.). One grandchild and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of Steinman's Church, where memorial services were conducted by Peter Nafziger and Orland Gingerich; interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 21 - May 26, 1959--- page 502, 503 
Catherine Erb
 
9468 GERBER, Mrs. Chris (Katy)

Peacefully, at her home, on Thursday, June 12, 1986, Catherine Gerber, of 15 Doering St., Wellesley. Mrs. Gerber was born in North Easthope township 66 years ago. She was a daughter of the late Christian R. Erb and the late Nancy Wagler. She was a member of the Mapleview Mennonite Church. Beloved wife of Chris Gerber of Wellesley; dear mother of Harold and his wife Maureen Gerber of RR 1, Wellesley, Doris and her husband Stanley Erb of Wellesley; dear sister of Dan W. Erb of Poole and Annie (Mrs. Sylvester Martin) of Linwood, Mary (Mrs. John Zehr) of RR 1, Wellesley, Amy (Mrs. Norman Zehr) of Stratford. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Melanie, Philip and Timothy Gerber and Pam, Kevin, Jeff, Rosalynn and Christopher Erb; step-daughter of John and Nancy Nafziger of Wellesley. She was predeceased by one sister, Esther, (Mrs. Amos Steckley). Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St., Wellesley, where the family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon Saturday, June 14, removal will be made to the Mapleview Mennonite Church, for the funeral service at 2 p.m., Rev. Alvin Leis and Rev. Allan Nafzinger will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Jun 1986 pg E11 
Catherine "Katy" Erb
 
9469 Charles C. Erb, "born October 10th, 1872."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Charles C. Erb
 
9470 "Christian and Maria Erb resided in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near his father's homestead. Their family consisted of four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian Erb
 
9471 Christian Erb, "the fifth and youngest son of John and Magdalena (Schrantz) Erb, was born May 15th, 1815. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Maris) Brower. She was born June 20th, 1815, and died some years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Erb resided on a farm a little below Preston where he was accidentally killed, June 28th, 1849, while raising the frame-work of their new house. They had a family of two children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian Erb
 
9472 Christian Erb, "was born in Warwick Township, in October, 1734. He was married, in 1756, to Maria Scherch. She was born in 1737. They resided in Warwich [Warwick] Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. When well advanced in years they came to Canada, and made their home with their daughter, Elizabeth (Mrs. Christian Schneider), who resided at Doon where they both died. He died July 7th, 1810, and she died August 17th, 1814. Both lie buried in the Blair cemetery. They had a family of twelve children, namely:...Of the twelve children of the family, seven, namely Abraham, Jacob, John, Magdalena, Anna, Mary, and Elizabeth, resided in Canada, and two of the children of Susannah, Mary and John."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian Erb
 
9473 It is reported by Christian Erb was born in Walle, Strasburg, Germany, not yet proven. Christian Erb
 
9474 Erb, Christian L., son of Joel and Barbara (Lichti) Erb, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Aug. 10, 1877; died at Avon Crest Hospital, Stratford, Ont., Dec. 2, 1965; aged 88 y. 3 m. 22 d. He was predeceased by three wives: Leah Moyer in 1922; Mary Moyer in 1937; and Barbara Bender in 1947. Surviving are 4 sons (Clarence, Curtis, Elton, and Floyd) and 3 daughters (Lavina-Mrs. Peter Z. Bender, Sarah-Mrs. Norman Baechler, and Violet-Mrs. Elgin Roth). He was a member of the Tavistock W.O. Mennonite Church. Ministers officiating at the funeral services were David Schwartzentruber, Henry Yantzi, and Dan Wagler.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LIX, Number 3 - January 18, 1966, page 62  
Christian L. Erb
 
9475 Erb, Christian O., son of John L. and Barbara (Oesch) Erb, was born near Wellesley, Ont., Oct. 5, 1900; died at the Stratford General Hospital, following surgery and heart complications, June 2, 1971; aged 70 y. 7 m. 28 d. On Oct. 28, 1925, he was married to Emma Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 4 brothers (Moses, Daniel, David, and Norman), and one sister (Mattie - Mrs. Allan Gingerich). He was a member of the Maple View Church, Wellesley, Ont., where he was ordained as deacon on Apr. 27, 1952; as minister on Apr. 24, 1960, and as bishop on Aug. 27, 1967. Funeral services were held at the Maple View Church June 5, in charge of Alvin Leis, Jacob Roes, Willard Mayer, Elmer Schwartzentruber, and Vernon Zehr; interment in the Adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LXIV, Number 30 - August 3, 1971 - pp 659, 660

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BISHOP ERB, Wellesley, dies at 70


Wellesley - Bishop Christian O. Erb, of 19 David St., Wellesley, of the Maple View Mennonite Church here, died today at Stratford Hospital after a brief illness. He was 70. He was ordained bishop of the church Aug. 27, 1967, after being deacon from April 27, 1952, to April 24, 1960, when he was ordained a minister. Born in Wellesley Township, Oct. 5, 1900, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John L. Erb. Besides his church work, he farmed on the Third line of the township until retiring in April 1963. One brother and one sister predeceased him. Surviving are his wife, the former Emma Gingerich whom he married Oct. 28, 1925, in Wilmot Township; four brothers, Moses of Wellesley, Daniel of Kitchener, David of RR 2, Petersburg, and Norman of RR 2, Wellesley, and one sister, Mrs. Allen (Mattie) Gingerich of Baden. The body will be at the Erb home from 2 p.m. Thursday until Saturday at 11 a.m. when removal will be made to the church for a service at 2 p.m. Rev. Alvin Leis and Rev. Jacob Rose will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple View Mennonite cemetery. Contributions to the Western Ontario Mennonite Mission Board will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.2a

2aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Jun 1971 
Bishop Christian O. Erb
 
9476 Erb, Christian, son of Peter and Mary (Ropp) Erb, was born March 30, 1899, died at the St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 6, 1960; aged 61 y. 8 m. 6 d. On Dec. 2, 1920, he was married to Madelaine Gerber. Surviving are his wife, 12 children (Verna-Mrs. Lorne Leis, Milverton; Clara-Mrs. Earl Meyers, Markstay; Betty, at home; Wilma-Mrs. Floyd Good, Plattsville; Erma-Mrs. Milo Good, Bridgeport; Grace-Mrs. Willard Beuhler, Wannapatti; Eleanor-Mrs. Freeman Mast, Kansas City, Mo.; Doris, Kitchener, Ont.; Helen, at home: Earl, Milverton; Raymond, Elora; and Lloyd, at home), one sister (Emma-Mrs. Samuel Nafziger, Brunner), and 15 grandchildren. One son and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Riverdale Church, where services were held Dec. 9, in charge of Menno Zehr and David Jantzi.1a

1aGospel Herald - 24 Jan 1961

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CHRISTIAN R. ERB


Christian R. Erb, 61, of Millbank, died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Tuesday morning, December 6th. In failing health for some time he had been hospitalized for almost two weeks. A son of the late Peter Erb and Mary Ropp he was born at Kingswood on March 30th, 1899, On December 2nd , 1920, he married Madaline Gerber at West Branch, Michigan. Following their marriage he farmed at Millbank and also had a contracting business. He was a member of Riverdale Mennonite Church, a superintendent of the Sunday School for some time and a Sunday School teacher until his illness. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Earl of Milverton; Rev. Raymond of Elora; and Lloyd, at home; nine daughters, Mrs. Lorne (Verna) Leis of Milverton; Mrs. Earl (Clara) Meyers of Markstay; Mrs. Floyd (Wilma) Good of Plattsville; Mrs. Milo (Erma) Good of Bridgeport; Mrs. Willard (Grace) Buehler of Wannapatti; Mrs. Freeman (Eleanor) Mast of Kansas City, Missouri; Miss Grace, Kitchener; Helen and Betty, at home; one sister, Mrs. Samuel (Emma) Nafziger of Brunner, and fifteen grandchildren. One son, Joseph, and one sister, Mrs. Enos (Elizabeth) Nafziger, predeceased him. The body is resting at the home in Millbank until Friday when removal will be made to Riverdale Mennonite Church for service at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Menno Zehr and Rev. David Jantzi will officiate. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Dec 1960 
Christian R. Erb
 
9477 Cicero invented along with Walter J. Briant of Centralia, Washington a Railway-Tie and Fastener (Patent 1349949) 17 Aug 1920 Cicero Joseph LeRoy Erb
 
9478 Erb, Clara, daughter of Christian and Mary (Lichti) Erb, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Feb. 19, 1894; died at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 23, 1967; aged 72 y. 11 m. 4 d. Surviving are one brother (Irvin) and 3 sisters (Amelia--Mrs. Solomon Roth, Mrs. Lucinda Roth, and Lydia--Mrs. Aaron Weltz). She was a member of the St. Agatha Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 25, with Elmer Schwartzentruber and Gerald Schwartzentruber officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 16 - April 25, 1967--Pages 374-75 
Clara Erb
 
9479 Knarr. Clara, daughter of the late Jacob C. and Elizabeth (Karcher) Erb, and beloved wife of William Knarr, passed away suddenly as a result of a heart attack, at her late residence in Kitchener, Ont., early Wednesday morning, March 9, 1938; aged 62 y. 7 d. She was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 2, 1876. She is survived by her husband, 4 sons (Alvin of Kitchener, Clayton of Waterloo, Wilfred and Oren at home) and 3 daughters (Eva, Mrs. John Davenport; Vera, Mrs. Earl Becker; and Mary, Mrs. Arno Miller), all of Kitchener. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Anson Erb of Carstairs, Alta.; Addison Erb of Waterloo) and 5 sisters (Miss Malinda Erb, Mrs. Ira Snyder, and Mrs. Delton Snider also of Waterloo, Mrs. Addis Cressman of New Hamburg, and Mrs. Joseph Weber of Waterloo). She has been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since her youth. She will be missed by the Church, family, and community. Funeral services at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, interment at Waterloo. Services in charge of Bro. C. F. Derstine, and Jonas Snider. Theme: "The Contributions of a Christian Mother."1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXX, No. 52 - March 24, 1938 page(s) 1102, 1103 
Clara Erb
 
9480 ERB, Clarance Armstrong - At his residence, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, Clarance Erb, of Trinity Village Nursing Home, Kitchener, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Jean (Murray) Erb (1992). He is lovingly survived by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers, William and Louis and sisters, Clara, Eva and Hattie. Friends will be received at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, on Friday after 1 p.m., where funeral services will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m., with Pastor James Reese of Benton Street Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery. Cambridge (P).

The Record 23 Jan 1997 pg B4 
Clarance Armstrong "Buff" Erb
 
9481 Erb, Clarence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian L. Erb, was born at Cassel, Ont., Nov. 1, 1905; died at Stratford, Ont., Apr. 26, 1971; aged 65 y. 5 m. 25 d. On Sept. 29, 1931, he was married to Leah Luella Boshart, who survives. Also surviving are one son (James), 3 daughters (Shirley - Mrs. Russell Marlow, Norma - Mrs. Keith Cardiff, and Diane - Mrs. Allan Fuller), 9 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Curtis, Elton, and Lloyd), and 2 sisters (Lavina - Mrs. Peter Bender, and Violet - Mrs. Elgin Roth). He was preceded in death by two sisters. He was a member of the Tavistock Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Apr. 29, in charge of Wilmer Martin and Henry Yantzi. Interment in East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LXIV, Number 20 - May 18, 1971 - pp 459, 560

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CLARENCE ERB

Clarence Erb, 118 Avondale Ave., Stratford died Monday in Stratford Hospital. He was 65. Born in East Zorra Township, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Erb, he had lived in South Easthope Township and Sebringville before coming here six years ago. He was a member of Tavistock Mennonite Church and had been a carpenter by trade. Mr. Erb was predeceased by two sisters. Surviving besides his wife, the former Leah Luella Boshart, are one son, James of Stratford; three daughters, Mrs. Russell (Shirley) Marlow of Stratford, Mrs. Keith (Norma) Cardiff of Tavistock and Mrs. Alan (Diane) Fuller of St. Thomas; three brothers, Curtis of Stratford, Elton and Lloyd both of Tavistock; two sisters, Mrs. Peter (Lavina) Bender of Tavistock, Mrs. Elgin (Violet) Roth of Milverton and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday from Tavistock Mennonite Church with Rev. Wilmer Martin and Bishop Henry Yantzi officiating. Burial is in the East Zorra Mennonite cemetery on the 16th line. Donations to the Tavistock Mennonite Church building fund will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.2a

2aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Apr 1971 
Clarence Erb
 
9482 Claude Erb, "born June 28th, 1875."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Claude Erb
 
9483 Clayton Blake Erb, "was born June 30th, 1885."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Clayton Blake Erb
 
9484 ERB, CURTIS L.

At his residence, 60 Cawston St., Stratford, on Thursday, Jan, 19, 1984, Curtis L. Erb, in his 73rd year. Husband of the late Emma Brenneman (1955); dear father of Mrs. Harry (Patricia) McLeod of Owen Sound, Mrs. Stan (Connie) Miller of Baden and Roger of Stratford; grandfather of six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by brothers , Clarence, Elton and Lloyd and sisters, Lavina, Sally and Violet. Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N., Tavistock, today (Friday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 1984 at 2 p.m., the Rev. Gordon Bauman of Tavistock Mennonite Church will officiate. Interment in East Zorra Mennonite cemetery , 16th line.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Jan 1984 
Curtis Leander Erb
 
9485 Cyrus Erb, "the second son, was born March 1st, 1831. He was engaged in business and farming for many years, but now lives retired from all business. He is married to Sarah, daughter of Jesse and Magdalena (Bricker) Schwartz. They reside in Preston. Their family consists of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Cyrus Erb
 
9486 Daniel C. Erb, "the fifth child, was born in Preston, Ontario, December 23rd, 1843. On May 16th, 1866, he was married to Sarah P. Fletcher of Lowell, Michigan. In 1871 they moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is engaged as a machinist. No report of family received."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel C. Erb
 
9487 Erb.- Daniel G., son of Daniel S. and Nancy (Gerber) Erb, was born near Kingwood, Ont, Sept. 30, 1918; died at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ont., June 16, 1972; aged 53 y. 8 m. 17 d. On Sept. 29, 1948, he was married to Doris Roi, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Daniel, Murray, and Keith), 3 daughters (Barbara, Caroline, and Grace), his mother, 5 brothers (Elmer, John, Cornelius, Norman, and Allan), and one sister (Laura-Mrs. Harvey Nafziger). He was preceded in death by his father in 1948. He was a member of the Maple View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 19, in charge of Jacob Roes and Alvin Leis; interment in adjoining cemetery.1a 1aGospel Herald - Volume LXV, Number 28 - July 18, 1972, pages 587, 588.

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DANIEL ERB


Daniel Erb, 53, of Kingswood died Friday June 16 at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. Born in Wellesley Township, he was the son of Mrs. Daniel Erb of Wellesley and the late Mr. Erb. He was a member of the Maple View Mennonite Church and was employed by Lishman Coach Lines. He owned and operated his own gravel business. He is also survived by his wife, the former Doris Roi, and by sons, Daniel, Murray and Keith, all at home; daughters, Carolyn, Grace and Barbara, also all at home; brothers, Elmer of Wellesley, John and Allan, both of RR 2, Wellesley, Cornelius of RR 1, Milverton, Norman of Brunner; a sister Mrs. Harvey (Laura) Nafziger of Brunner. The body rested at the Futher Brothers funeral home in Wellesley until Sunday when removal was made to Maple View Mennonite Church for funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Burial followed in the church cemetery.2a

2aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Jun 1972 
Daniel G. Erb
 
9488 Erb.- Daniel B., son of Daniel S. and Catherine (Reschly) Erb, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Nov. 25, 1893; died at his home in Millbank, Ont., Feb. 17, 1977; aged 83 y. On Sept. 7, 1924, he was married to Nancy Albrecht, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Delmar), one daughter (Norma-Mrs. David Rudy), 6 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister (Lavina-Mrs. Dan Steinman). He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, one sister, and one grandchild. He was a member of Maple View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 20, in charge of Jacob Roes, Amsey Martin, and Alvin Leis; interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 70, Number 12 - March 22, 1977, pages 253, 254.

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ERB, DANIEL R.


Of Route 1, Millbank, passed away Feb. 17 at his home. Born in Wellesley Township 83 years ago. The son of the late Daniel S. Erb and the late Catherine Reschley. A member of Maple View Mennonite Church . He farmed in Wellesley Township, retiring 28 years ago. He was also a well-known vendor at the Kitchener Farmer's Market. Beloved husband of the former Nancy Albrecht; dear father of Delmer, of Route 1, Millbank, and Norma (Mrs. David Rudy) of Kitchener; brother of Vina (Mrs. Daniel Steinman), of Port Huron, Michigan; also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by three brothers, Joseph, Christian and Noah, and one sister, Bena.

Friends may call at the Futher Brothers Funeral Home, Wellesley, where family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9, Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. At noon Sunday, Feb. 29, the remains will be moved to the Maple View Mennonite Church for service at 2:30. Rev. Alvin Leis, Rev. Jacob Roes will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Expressions may be shown by contributions to the Western Ontario Mennonite Mission Board.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Feb 1977 
Daniel R. Erb
 
9489 Constructed about 1807 Daniel S. Erb
 
9490 Daniel Erb, "the eldest son of Peter and Anna (Schãeffer) Erb, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 11th, 1784. He, in company with his brother Peter, Benjamin Eby, Joseph Schneider, and others, came to Canada in 1807 and settled a little north of Bridgeport, Ontario, on the plantation now owned by Dilman G. Moyer and Levi P. Snyder. He was married to Barbara, daughter of John and Anna (Schowalter) Cressman. She was born May 22nd, 1786, and died October 20th, 1831. He died June 21st, 1845. To them was born a family of nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel S. Erb
 
9491 David Erb, "the eldest of the family, was born in Pennsylvania, February 21st, 1797. He was nine years of age when his parents moved to Canada and settled in this County. He was married to Nancy, eldest daughter of George and Barbara (Wenger) Eby. She was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, October 13th, 1801, and died March 4th, 1887. Soon after their marriage they moved a little north-east of the town of Waterloo, on the farm now possessed by Jacob Groff. Here they resided many years, but after their family was raised they sold the farm and moved to Bridgeport, Ontario, where they resided until his death which took place August 25th, 1883. After his death she had her home with her daughter, Susan, who resides in Thedford, Huron County, where she died a few years afterwards. They had a family of ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Bridgeport United Church

The early Evangelical Association congregations in Berlin and Waterloo date back to August 1839 when a Camp Meeting was held over a number of days at David Erb's farm (Lot 7, German Company Tract) at Lexington. Classes (or congregations) in Berlin and in Waterloo were organized at that meeting by Bishop John Seybert - on August 29th. Twenty-six charter members were divided into the two classes. Class leader for Waterloo and vicinity was Jacob Hoffman. His brother, John, was class leader for Berlin.

The Waterloo class, along with classes at Lexington and Breslau, was connected to the Berlin Mission until the organization of the Canada Conference of the Evangelical Association in 1864. The Waterloo Mission was formed at that time. In 1866 the Breslau class was merged with the Lexington class and in 1876 the Lexington class, with 31 members, was referred to as the Bridgeport class for the first time.

An old log schoolhouse was purchased in 1879 for $500.00 on condition that it be used only for Sunday School services, not for preaching. The exterior walls were covered with lumber and the building was dedicated on November 9, 1879. A new white brick church was built ten years later, in 1889, when the old schoolhouse became inadequate for the growing congregation. This church was in use until 1934 when the present building was completed. A decision had been made at a congregational meeting in July 1933 to proceed with construction of a new church. The ground-breaking service was held on August 28, 1933 and on October 1 of that year the cornerstone was laid by Rev. W.J. Zimmerman. Dedication services were held in the new red brick church on Sunday March 18, 1934. In 1942 the old brick church was sold to Mr. Minnacker for $100. An addition which was built on to the west side of the church in 1958 provided additional space for the Sunday School, as well as offices and a kitchen. The new complex was dedicated on November 30, 1958 with Professor John F. Schaefer of Naperville, Illinois preaching the dedication sermon.

Bridgeport and Waterloo were a joint parish from 1876 until 1910, when Bridgeport was joined with Strasburg. This association lasted until 1914 when Bridgeport called its own full-time pastor. The Evangelical Church joined with the United Brethren in Christ Church on November 16, 1946 to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. On January 1, 1968 when the Evangelical United Brethren joined with the United Church, Emmanuel's name was changed once again - to Emmanuel United Church. In February 1987 the congregation voted to change the name of the church to Bridgeport United Church.

Rev. J. Kaechele (1864-1865) was pastor in 1864 when the Waterloo Mission was formed; Solomon Kraft was the Bridgeport class leader when the schoolhouse was bought in 1879 and Rev. S.R. Knechtel (1888-1891) was pastor in 1889 when the new white brick church was built.2a

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

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Zion United Church

A Sunday School was established in Berlin in 1837, meeting in Jacob Hailer's carpenter shop which was located at the southeast corner of what is now King and Scott Streets. A mission was begun by Rev. Christian Holl shortly after his arrival in Berlin on May 9, 1839, and a class (or congregation) was organized several months later on August 29, 1839 by Bishop John Seybert of the Evangelical Association during a camp meeting held at David Erb's farm near Lexington. John Hoffman was the Berlin class leader; his brother, Jacob, was class leader for the Waterloo-Lexington congregation. The Berlin congregation met in the old Town Hall until their first church was built in 1841 on Queen Street South across from Church Street on land purchased as of August 24, 1841 from Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schneider. The church was dedicated on September 25th of that year, with Rev. Christian Hummel of Buffalo, New York, officiating. Rev. Joseph Harlacher was pastor from 1840-1842. In 1842 the Waterloo Mission became a Circuit of the East Pennsylvania Conference. Two years later it was part of the New York Conference.

The second church building was built of brick on the same site in 1866, and dedicated in 1867; Rev. C.A. Spies was pastor at the time. The old frame church was sold and moved to Elgin Street where it was used as a dwelling. In the same year Berlin became a station.

The present church building was built in 1893 on Weber Street; dedication services were held on June 15, 16 and 17, 1894. This building was heavily damaged by fires in 1942 and 1965 but was renovated and restored each time.

The union of the Evangelical Church and the United Brethren in Christ Church on November 16, 1946 created the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The name of the church was to change again, to Zion United Church when the Evangelical United Brethren Church joined the United Church of Canada on January 1, 1968. Of interest: some maps of early Berlin show this church as a German Methodist church.3a

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

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Emmanuel United Church

The first Evangelical missionaries arrived in the Waterloo area in 1837. The first Waterloo class (congregation) was formed on August 29, 1839 by Bishop John Seybert during a camp meeting at David Erb's farm near Lexington. Jacob Hoffman was the Waterloo-Lexington class leader; his brother, John, was class leader in Berlin. A brick building which was erected by Samuel Burkholder in 1849 on Church Street, near King, was offered to the congregation for their use as a church, rent free, provided that they agreed to finish and furnish the building. Dedication of the new church was in 1851. The house, known as Burkholder House, is still standing, but Church Street in Waterloo is now known as Central Street.

In the early 1890s Waterloo was in the North District of the Canada Conference of the Evangelical Association, and was ministered to jointly with Bridgeport. Pastors in those years were Revs. C.R. Knechtel (1890-1891), F. Meyer (1892), D. Kreh (1893), and W.J. Yaeger (1894).

A new church, which was built in 1871 at the corner of Cedar and Water Streets (now Bridgeport Road and Dorset Street), was replaced in 1905 by the present structure. Dedication was in May, 1906. Emmanuel Hall was built in 1938. Changes made in 1963 included an addition, a new front entrance and renovation of the former Christian Education area.

On November 16, 1946 the Evangelical Church joined with congregations of the United Brethren in Christ Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. When the Evangelical United Brethren Church joined the United Church of Canada as of January 1, 1968, Emmanuel became a United Church..4a

4aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
David Erb
 
9492 David E. Erb, "was born January 19th, 1833. He was first married to Catharine Berghold and after her decease to Cordillia Vincent. They reside in East Saginaw, Michigan. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David E. Erb
 
9493 Erb, David L., son of Jacob S. and Barbara (Lichty) Erb, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., May 21, 1901; died of heart complications at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., June 12, 1973; aged 72 y. 22 d. On Nov. 29, 1928, he was married to Nancy Lebold, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Dorothy - Mrs. Hubert Yantzi, Lorene - Mrs. David Hallman, and Ellen - Mrs. Donald Cober), 12 grandchildren, one brother (John), and one sister (Mary). He was preceded in death by one brother and 3 sisters. He was a member of the Maple View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 15, in charge of Alvin Leis and Jacob Roes; interment in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 29 - July 24, 1973 - page 582

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ERB, DAVID L.

Of 25 Lawrence St. E., Wellesley, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 1973 at the K-W Hospital. Born in Wellesley Township 72 years ago, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Erb; dear husband of Nancy Lebold; also survived by three daughters, Dorothy (Mrs. Hubert Yantzi) of Route 2, Wellesley, Laureen (Mrs. David Hallman) of Baden and and Ellen (Mrs. Donald Cober) of Route 1, Wellesley; brother of John of Route 2, Wellesley and Mary Erb also of Route 2, Wellesley; also survived by 12 grandchildren; predeceased by one brother and three sisters. Friends may call at the Futher Brothers Funeral Home in Wellesley until noon Friday when removal will be made to the Maple View Mennonite Church for the service at 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shown by contributing to the Northern Light Gospel Mission.2a

2aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Jun 1973 
David L. Erb
 
9494 Main farm was purchased in 1869 by Leonhard Striecher, later owners were Christian Streicher (1878), Daniel Lebold (1907), David L. Erb (1929), Hubert Yantzi (1957) David L. Erb
 
9495 Erb, David O., son of John L. and Barbra (Oesch) Erb, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Dec. 8, 1904; died of a heart problem at Petersburg, Ont., May 10, 1976; aged 71 y. On Nov. 7, 1929, he was married to Annie Gerber, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Carl), 5 daughters (Florence - Mrs. Arthur Steinman, June - Mrs. Vernon Schwartzentruber, Hilda Mrs. Elroy Gingerich, Marjorie - Mrs. Laverne Schwartzentruber, and Darlene - Mrs. Harold Culp), 26 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Daniel O. and Norman O. Erb), and one sister (Mattie - Mrs. Allan Gingerich). He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, one sister, and 2 grandchildren. He was a member of the St. Agatha Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 13, in charge of Elmer Schwartzentruber and Nelson Martin; interment in the St. Agatha Mennonite Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 69, Number 24 - June 15, 1976 - page 506

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ERB, DAVID O.


Of Route 2, Petersburg, passed away at his residence, May 10, 1976, age 71 years. He was born December 8, 1904 in Wellesley Township, and had resided most of his life in Wilmot Township area. He was a member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church; a son of the late John L. Erb and Barbra Oesch. Surviving is his wife the former Annie Gerber; one son, Carl of Route 2, Petersburg; five daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Florence) Steinman of Route 2, New Hamburg, Mrs.Vernon (June) Schwartzentruber of Route 2, Baden, Mrs. Elroy (Hilda) Gingerich of Route 2, Petersburg, Mrs. Laverne (Marjorie) Schwartzentruber of Baden, Mrs. Harold (Darlene) Culp of Route 1, Atwood; two brothers, Daniel O. Erb of Kitchener, Norman O. Erb of Wellesley; one sister, Mrs. Allan (Mattie) Gingerich of Baden; 26 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by three brothers, one sister and two grandchildren. Will rest at the Bruce J. Omand Funeral Home, New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. this evening, where friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Agatha Mennonite Church on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Interment in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee.2a

2aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record - 11 May 1976
 
David O. Erb
 
9496 GERBER, Deborah Elizabeth Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at her home R.R. # 1 Brunner. Deborah was born 58 years ago in Kitchener and was the loving daughter of Allan and Norma (Zehr) Erb of R.R. # 2 Wellesley. Beloved wife of Raymond Paul Gerber whom she married June 1, 1974. Dear mother of Kathryn Gerber of Brunner, Rachel Gerber at home, Joseph and Anita Gerber of Brunner, Jonathan and Joanne Gerber of R.R. # 5 Lucknow, Peter Gerber, Samuel Gerber and Rebecca Gerber all at home. Loving grandmother of Kristalynn, Jalissalynn, Kimberlynn. Remembered by her brothers and sisters David and Eva Erb of R.R. # 2 Wellesley, Darlene and Louis Byler of R.R. # 2 Milverton, John and Shelley Erb, Mary Ellen and James Ropp all of R.R. # 1 Monkton, Allan and Linda Erb of R.R. #2 Wellesley and also the Gerber family. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton tonight (Friday) from 7-9 p.m. and again Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Mennonite Church, Kingwood with Bishop Melvin Roes officiating. Interment to follow in Mornington Amish Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Christian Aid Ministries. Deborah Elizabeth Erb
 
9497 ERB, Delbert J. -- Peacefully, on Monday, Aug. 27, 1990, at Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, Delbert John Erb, of Hamilton, formerly of Kitchener. Delbert was born in North Easthope township, 62 years ago, a son of the late Daniel O. Erb and Emma Margaret Neeb. Mr. Erb was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kitchener and was employed at Leigh Instruments, Waterloo, retiring in 1981. Beloved brother of Margaret and her husband Karl Koehler of RR 1, New Hamburg; lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St., Wellesley, where the family will receive friends today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon Wednesday, Aug. 29, removal will be made to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wellesley, for the service at 2 p.m., Rev. Roger Winger will officiate. Interment will follow in First St. Paul's Lutheran cemetery, Wellesley.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Aug 1990 
Delbert J. Erb
 
9498 ERB, Delton Jacob Delton Jacob Erb of Ste. Agathe, MB, formerly of Wellesley, ON., passed away peacefully at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg on Sunday, May 29, 2011. He was born February 17, 1941. He will be forever cherished by his beloved wife of 45 years, LeEtta (nee Yantzi) whom he married on May 21, 1966. Together they had five sons: Rodrick (Lisa), Rolond (Janice), Royce (Dana), Russell (Joyelle) and Roger. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; sister Doris (Enos) Kipfer, brother Larry (Carol) Erb and step-mother-in-law Pearl Yantzi. Visitation will be held at Glenlea Mennonite Church on Friday, June 3, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Burial will take place at the church cemetery on Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at the Glenlea Mennonite Church. " In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths ." Proverbs 3:6 Condolences may be sent to roerb@mts.net Arrangements by BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL 1-204-346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030 Delton Jacob Erb
 
9499 Dianah Erb, "was born in Waterloo County, July 26th, 1836. On April 10th, 1855, she was married to John Simpson who was born in Brantford, Ontario, June 5th, 1832. They reside in Michigan where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Dianah Erb
 
9500 Dilman Kinsey Erb, who represents South Perth in the new Parliament, is of Pennsylvania- Dutch descent and was born in the County of Waterloo, Ont., in 1857. He was educated at the Public Schools of his native place, and taught school eight years. He has been School Trustee for nine years, and has always taken a lively interest in the promotion of education within the sphere of his influence. For four years he was President of the Sebringville Flax Co., Ltd., and took much interest in the development of the growth of that crop in the district. He was Township Councillor for two years and Deputy Reeve for three years. He is highly respected for his business ability and straightforwardness in all his transactions, and has always been a thorough-going Liberal in politics, and will always be found ready to support every measure which commends itself to his judgment as being for the best interests of the country. He was elected to the Dominion House at the last general elections for the first time. A Liberal. Sebringville, O.1a

1aPersonnel of the Senate and House of Commons, Eighth Parliament of Canada Elected June 23, 1896, Portraits and Biographies of the Members, Montreal, John Lovell & son 1898, pg 141 
Dilman Kinsey Erb
 
9501 YANTZI, Dorothy Katherine - Passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Freeport Health Centre, Kitchener. Dorothy was born on August 4, 1930 in Wellesley Township and resided there for most of her 77 years. Beloved wife of the late Hubert E. Yantzi who predeceased her on September 4, 1997. They were married on October 15, 1952. Caring mother of Duane and Anne of Kitchener, Ross and Debbie of Wellesley, Grace of Kitchener, Janet and Gerald Weber of Goldstone, Pauline of Wellesley, Donna and James Jantzi of Topping. Loving grandma of Rachel and James Yantzi, Krista, Travis, Staci and Alecia Weber, Kyle and Kurtis Jantzi. Dear sister of Laurene Hallman and her husband David of Baden, and Ellen Cober and her husband Donald of Wellesley; sister-in-law of Violetta Borntrager of Mobile, Alabama, Ken and Alma Yantzi of Tavistock, Orlin and Eileen Yantzi of Stratford, Earl Yantzi and Alma Conn of Wingham and Carolyn Yantzi of Sudbury. Dorothy was an active member of Maple View Mennonite Church and served the Lord with gladness. Predeceased by her parents, David and Nancy Erb; parents-in-law, Joseph and Emma Yantzi; daughter-in-law, Connie Fitzgerald Yantzi; an infant son; and a brother-in-law, Oscar Borntrager. Dorothy's family greatly appreciates the care and support that she received from the staff of GRT3, Freeport Health Centre following her stroke. The family will receive friends and family at the Futher-Franklin Funeral Home , 1172 Henry St, Wellesley, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Maple View Mennonite Church, Deborah Glaister Line Wellesley, on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in the Maple View Mennonite Cemetery. Pastor Bruce Sawatsky will officiate. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Maple View Mennonite Church Building Fund or the Freeport Health Centre in care of the Grand River Hospital Foundation, would be appreciated. www.futher-franklinfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 27 Mar 2008
 
Dorothy Katherine Erb
 
9502 KNECHTEL, Dorothy Valtina (Erb) - Beloved wife of Joseph Knechtel, of RR1, Breslau for 70 years. Daughter of the late Lloyd and Elizabeth Erb. Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 11, 2006, in her 93rd year. Loving mother of Glenn (Janet) and Joan Knechtel, all of RR1, Breslau. Grandmother of Douglas (Raffina) of Cambridge, Kim (Jeff Brenner) of RR7, Guelph, Tim (Tammy) of Georgetown and Lisa (Tim Koch) of Nithburg. Predeceased by her grandson Gary Knechtel (1976). Beloved great-grandma of Amy and Shereen Knechtel, Drew Rees-Brenner, Nicole Brenner, Thomas Katelyn and Kalea Knechtel and Dean and Erin Koch. Sister of Raymond (Jean) Erb of Waterloo and the late Russell Erb. Dorothy and her husband farmed at Kitchener and later Breslau until her death. She was an avid horsewomen and life-time member of Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church. Dorothy's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral service 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church, (160 Lancaster St. E., Kitchener). Pastor Bill Anderson officiating. Interment Manheim Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Dorothy's memorial.1a

1aThe Record newspaper 12 Dec 2006 
Dorothy Valtina Erb
 
9503 Douglas Scott Erb, "born Oct. 8, 1892."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Douglas S. Erb
 
9504 Erb, Edmund, son of John and Magdalene Erb, was born on Feb. 16, 1899; died on Apr. 18, 1989; aged 90 y. On Apr. 22, 1925, he was married to Mattie Kennel, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Roy), 4 daughters (Margaret Gingerich, Grace Martin, Mary Lou Erb, and Pearl Ann Martin), 17 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and 2 grandchildren. He was a member of Zurich Mennonite Church. Funeral servies were held on Apr. 21, in charge of Clayton Kuepfer; interment in Blake Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 82, Number 21 - May 23, 1989 - page 366. 
Edmund Erb
 
9505 ERB, Edmund

Passed away suddenly at his home in Wellesley on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Ed and Marjorie had farmed at R.R. #2, Wellesley for many years and he also drove truck for Erb Transport for 50 years. He was born 73 years ago in Wellesley Township and was the son of the late Samuel and Lydia (Wagler) Erb. Beloved husband of Marjorie (Steckly) Erb with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage. Dear father of Julie Albrecht and Ken Snider of Nithburg; Warren Erb and Shirley Burrell of Wellesley; Darwin and Kelly Erb of Monkton; and Jason and Buffey Erb of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Natasha (Solomon), Stehpanie (Dharsh), Nathan (Amanda), Jacqueline, Victoria, Kimberly, Trevor, Nichole, Derek, Taylor and Josh. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Vera Koehler of Kitchener; Vernon and Viola Erb of Baden; Erma and Craig Bisset of Kitchener; Doris Steckly of Milverton; Don Gerber of Brunner; Isabel and Jim Mullett of Ohio; Elsie Kuepfer of Cambridge; Nancy and Mike Sabo of Kitchener; Norman and Marlene Steckly of Milverton; Joanne and Ralph Gerber of Shakespeare; Ron and Linda Steckly of Gould Lake; Marilyn and Mike Cleland of Stratford; and Robert and Cheryl Steckly of Lucan. Ed was predeceased by brothers-in-law Fred Koehler, Stan Steckly, Levi Kuepfer and sister-in-law Doreen Gerber. Ed was a member of Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank. He enjoyed playing hockey and watching his grandchildren at their sporting events. Ed had great delight in taking his antique International tractors to many local tractor pulling contests and loved travelling in his R.V. friends. Family and friends will be received at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. and again Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Mapleview Mennonite Church, Wellesley with Pastor Jim Brown officiating. A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow immediately after the service and the interment after at Riverdale Mennonite Cemetery, Millbank. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Riverdale Mennonite Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. On-line condolences and donation information available at: www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

Waterloo Region Record 20 Jan 2014 
Edmund Roy Erb
 
9506 Edna Mabel Erb, "born March 15, 1885."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Edna Mabel Erb
 
9507 Roth, Edna Mae, daughter of Noah and Nancy (Jantzi) Roth [Erb], was born at Kitchener, Ont., April 15, 1908; died of heart failure at New Hamburg, Ont., May 2, 1963; aged 55 y. 17 d. On Sept. 29, 1928, she was married to Noah W. Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Nelson, Kenneth, Alice-Mrs. Emanuel Wagler, Florence, and Linda), one sister, and 13 grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Wellesley Church. Funeral services were held at Steinman's Church, May 5, in charge of Christ Streicher, Orland Gingerich, Peter Nafziger, and Elmer Schwartzentruber.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 40 - October 8, 1963 - pages 902, 903. 
Edna Mae Seip Erb
 
9508 Edward Ellis Erb, "resides in Waukegon, Michigan. He is married but name of wife was not received"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Edward Ellis Erb
 
9509 Edwin Benjamin Erb, "the youngest son of Isaac and Cynthia (Ayer) Erb, was born at Shakespeare, Perth County, Ontario, June 20th, 1857, and died at Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario, January 2nd, 1860."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Edwin Benjamin Erb
 
9510 Erb, Eli B., son of Menno L. and Annie (Boshart) Erb, was born at Wellesley, Ont., Apr. 7, 1907; died of heart failure at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, N.Y., June 4, 1975; aged 68 y. On Oct. 18, 1939, he was married to Vera Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Elton and Kenneth), one daughter (Edna Erb), 6 grandchildren, one foster grandchild, 3 brothers (Michael, Aaron, and Ezra), and one sister (Fannie -Mrs. Ezra Jantzi). One daughter (Helen) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Lowville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 6, in charge of Milton Zehr, Elmer Moser, and Richard Zehr; interment in Croghan Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 26 - July 1, 1975 - p. 490 
Eli B. Erb
 
9511 Elias Erb, "was married to Phoebe Oyle. He died many years ago, leaving no issue."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elias Erb
 
9512 Eliza Erb, "the youngest daughter, is also at home and unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Eliza Erb
 
9513 Eliza Ann Erb, "was married twice. She resided in Crown Point, Michigan, where she died a widow about five years ago. Her family consisted of two children, a boy and a girl. Their names were not received"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Eliza Ann Erb
 
9514 Nafziger.-Elizabeth, daughter of the late Peter Erb, was born in Waterloo Twp. Ont., Aug. 23, 1890; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, after a lingering illness, Sept. 25, 1947; aged 57 y. 1 m. 2 d. On Jan. 13, 1915 she was married to Enos Nafziger, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Harry, Preston, Ont.) and one daughter (Ruth, at home). Two children (Wilheim and Marion) predeceased her. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a regular attendant at the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont. Funeral services were conducted by J. B. Martin. Text: Rev. 8:28-39.1a

1a\b\iGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 29 - October 14, 1947, page 622 - 623 
Elizabeth Erb
 
9515 Elizabeth Erb, "the eighth and youngest daughter of Jacob and Salome (Graybill) Erb, was born July 23rd, 1817. In November, 1834, she was married to Anton Reitzel who was born March 10th, 1810, and died July 30th, 1893. She is still living and has her home with her daughter, Magdalena (Mrs. Peter Cress), who resides in St. Jacobs, Ontario. Their family consisted of twelve children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Erb
 
9516 Elizabeth Erb, "the eldest in family, was born April 3rd, 1790, and died January 2nd, 1867. She was married to John Gingerich. They resided near Preston, on the farm now possessed by Peter Fach. To them was born a family of nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Erb
 
9517 Elizabeth Erb, "the third in family, was born January 28th, 1813. She was married to Tobias Yost, a farmer. They resided in Woolwich Township, about a mile east of St. Jacobs. She died February 8th, 1860. To them were born ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Erb
 
9518 Elizabeth Erb, "was born December 31st, 1814. On July 13th, 1834, she was married to Daniel Burkholder who was born August 26th, 1812, and died April 11th, 1891. They resided on the farm now owned by Dilman G. Moyer where she died January 12th, 1881. To them was born a family of nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Erb
 
9519 Elizabeth Erb, "was born January 17th, 1827. In 1849 she was married to Abraham Gippel, a farmer. They had a family of four children, namely: Allen L., a farmer; Franklin M., a doctor; Emma, married to a Mr. Nessel; and Levant E., a carpenter. The father, Abraham Gippel, died August 30th, 1891."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Erb
 
9520 Elizabeth E. Erb, "was born February 7th, 1825. She was married to Jacob Seibert, October 30th, 1849. They reside in Bridgeport where they had a family of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Death of Mrs. Seibert - The death occurred on Thursday of Mrs. Elizabeth Seibert, relict of the late Jacob Seibert, who died several months ago. The deceased was in her 81st year and has been ill for some weeks. She has been residing with her son, Jacob S. Seibert, Albert Street. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 2 o'clock from her son's residence, Albert Street, to the Bridgeport Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Elizabeth E. Erb
 
9521 Ellen Erb, "was born May 1st, 1868. On December 25th, 1889, she was married to Charles McCarty, a farmer. They also reside in Michigan. They have one child named Edith H., born November 19th, 1890."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Ellen Erb
 
9522 ERB, Elmer G. - "Well done, my good and faithful servant, come and share in your Master's joy." Mat-thew 25:21 Our dear loving father, Elmer G. Erb, responded to God's call to share in the eternal blessings of the Lord on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 12:25 p.m. joining his late beloved wife Vera Bast, (April 30, 1999) whom he married on October 5, 1938. Elmer was born in Wellesley township on February 2, 1911, the first born of the late Daniel S. Erb and the late Nancy Gerber. After a short time in business as co-owner of Millbank Flour, Feed and Seed, Elmer and Vera farmed in Wellesley Township for twenty-five years. Elmer was a member of Crosshill Mennonite Church and actively contributed to church life as a Sunday school teacher and adult superintendent. He dedicated forty years to the work of A.M Fire & Storm Aid Union, first as a Director later in the position of Secretary Treasurer. Elmer and Vera retired to Wellesley and together spent their last years at Nithview Retirement and Nursing Home, New Hamburg. Elmer is survived by his children, Earl and wife Eva Erb, RR2, Wellesley, Reta and husband Harold Gingerich, Baden, Beatrice and husband James Bender, Ailsa Craig, Arlene and husband Stephen Hoke, New Hamburg and MaryAnn Erb Schlegel, Waterloo. Elmer will be lovingly remembered by his 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is the dear brother of Laura Nafziger, Allan and Norma Erb and sisters-in-law, Frieda Erb and Katherine Erb. Elmer is predeceased by a grandson, Justin Peter Schlegel, 1981; four brothers, John, Cornelius, Norman and Daniel, sisters-in-law, Emma Erb, Amanda Erb, Doris Erb Kropf and brother-in-law, Harvey Nafziger. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the pastoral care and third floor staff who provided excellent care and support to Dad while at Nithview. Friends and family are invited to visitation at Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 1172 Henry St. W., Wellesley on Tuesday, April 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Maple View Mennonite Church, Pas-tors Jamie Gerber and Amsey Martin will officiate. Graveside service will follow in Maple View Mennonite Cem-etery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Crosshill Mennonite Church Building Fund or Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) would be appreciated by the family.1a

1a
The Record 3 Apr 2006 
Elmer G. Erb
 
9523 Erb.- Elmer, son of Michael and Nancy (Bast) Erb, was born in Wellesley, Ont, Feb. 24, 1920; died of leukemia at Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 8, 1984; aged 64 y. On Oct. 12, 1941, he was married to Leona Wideman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (DeEtta Mast, Dorothy Frederick, and Darlene Delp), 10 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Barbara Schrock, Ruth Albrecht, and Edna Slabaugh), and 3 brothers (Allan, Ezra, and Joseph). He was a member of Clarence Center-Akron Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 11, in charge of Howard S. Bauman and Titus Kauffman; interment in Good Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 46 - November 13, 1984, page 802 
Elmer Menno Erb
 
9524 Mrs. Minima Snyder

A lifelong resident of Waterloo, Mrs. Elmina Snyder, 77, of 93 Avondale Ave. South, Waterloo, died Wednesday, at K-W Hospital. She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church, Waterloo and was active in the Women's Society of World Service of the church. Her parents were the late Jacob Erb and Elizabeth Karcher. Ira Snyder, her husband, died last May. Survivors include one son, Ward of Altadena, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Mary) Heer of Kitchener; three sisters, Mrs. Deldon (Loretta) Snider of Waterloo, Mrs. Addis (May) Cressman of New Hamburg, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Weber of Waterloo; and seven grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters predeceased her. The body is at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, where the funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Rev. E. E. Hallman will officiate. Burial will be in Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Jan 1958 pg 7 
Elmina Erb
 
9525 Elsie May Erb, "born June 20th, 1893."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elsie May Erb
 
9526 Elvira Jane Erb, "the eldest child of Isaac and Maria A. (Hillman) Erb, was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, August 30th, 1840. On November 3rd, 1864, she was married in Buffalo, New York, to Lorenzo P., son of Jesse and Annie Wheelock. He was born in Bowmansville, New York, May 27th, 1842. At present they reside at Flint, Michigan. They have one son named Franklin Eugene who was born in Bowmansville, New York, October 17th, 1869."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elvira Jane Erb
 
9527 Enoch C. Erb, "was born January 3rd, 1842. He is married to Catharine Good and resides on the west half of the old homestead where he is engaged in farming. To them were born seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Erb. - Enoch Erb was born Jan. 3, 1842; died at his home near Waterloo, Ont., Feb. 23, 1917; aged 75 y. 1 m. 20 d. On April 7, 1863, he was united in matrimony with Catharine Good, which union was blessed with 2 sons and 5 daughters. Two sons and 1 daughter preceded him. He leaves to mourn his loss a widow, 4 daughters, 7 grandchildren, and 1 adopted daughter. At about the age of 57 he realized that he was not standing in favor with God. He became willing to accept Christ as his personal Savior, was baptized, and received into the Mennonite Church, being faithful unto death.Funeral services on Feb. 27 were conducted at the home of Bro. Noah Stauffer and at the Waterloo Mennonite Church by Bro. Noah Hunsberger from Psa. 127:2, and Bro. Jonas Snider from Psa. 39:5. Buried in David Eby Cemetery2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 50 - March 15, 1917 - page 918, 919 
Enoch C. Erb
 
9528 Ephraim B. Erb, "was married to Jane Dobbin. Mr. Erb was engaged in the mercantile and milling business in Breslau, Ontario, for a number of years. Thence he moved to Preston where he was engaged in the dry goods and grocery business until he moved to St. John, New Brunswick, thence to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he is engaged in the commission business. Their family consists of one daughter named Minnie."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Ephraim B. Erb
 
9529 ...Ephraim Erb, who had operated a general store in Elmira, moved his family to Berlin, Ontario where he began work as a traveller, selling gloves for his father, Menno. Menno Erb had a glove manufacturing business at the Erb Tannery, as well as a retail operation selling mattresses and furniture. Margaret [his daughter] recalled occasional visits in her early years to the Erb tannery - "immense and smelly but filled with many nice people."1a

1aWomen of Waterloo County, edited by Ruth Russell 
Ephraim Bricker Erb
 
9530 Esther Erb, "the youngest in Peter and Susannah (Bomberger) Erb's family, was born April 6th, 1827. On March 11th, 1845, she was married to Samuel Y. Shantz who was born January 15th, 1825. They reside a few miles south-west of Berlin where they live retired in comfort and ease. To them were born thirteen children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Esther Erb
 
9531 Esther Erb, "was born September 15th, 1845. She is married to Jonathan S. Good, a farmer. They reside at Canada, Kansas. To them are born six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Esther Erb
 
9532 Esther Erb, "was born September 17th, 1834. On October 5th, 1851, she was married to Hiram Martin. They resided in Elmira where she died March 31st, 1867, leaving a family of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Esther Erb
 
9533 Steckley, Esther, daughter of Christian R. and Nancy (Wagler) Erb, was born in Perth Co., Ont., July 2, 1917; died suddenly at her home at Wellesley, Ont., May 6, 1976; aged 58 y. On Jan. 18, 1940, she was married to Amos Steckley, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Ralph), one daughter (Elaine - Mrs. Manuel Berez), 4 grandchildren, her mother, stepfather (John Nafziger), one brother (Dan W. Erb), and 4 sisters (Annie - Mrs. Sylvester Martin, Mary - Mrs. Aaron Steckley, Katie - Mrs. Chris E. Gerber, and Amy - Mrs. Norman Zehr). She was a member of the Maple View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 9, in charge of Alvin Leis and Jacob Roes; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 69, Number 23 - June 8, 1976 - page 490 
Esther Erb
 
9534 GERBER, Eva Passed away peacefully at her residence Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Eva was born 95 years ago in Wellesley Township and was the daughter of the late Noah and Barbara (Wagler) Erb. Beloved wife of the late Solomon L. Gerber who predeceased her October 6, 2001. Loving mother of Audrey and husband Raymond Roth of New Hamburg and Frances and husband Stanley Klassen of Wellesley. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Caralee, Jerelyn, Braden and Sheldon and wife Stephanie and great-grandson Noah. Remembered by her sisters-in-law Sarah Leis of New Hamburg, Mary Gerber of Brunner and brother-in-law Moses Gerber of Wellesley. Eva was predeceased by her sisters Marion and husband John Lebold and Mildred Gerber. Family and friends may call at Mapleview Mennonite Church (5074 Deborah Glaister Line, R.R. # 2, Wellesley) today Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The interment will take place on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Mapleview Mennonite Cemetery at 1 p.m. The funeral service will follow in the church at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Mapleview Mennonite Church or Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton. Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton assisted with the arrangements. On-line condolences and donation information available at: www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 13 Aug 2012 
Eva Erb
 
9535 KUEPFER, Eva May (Erb) - Went home to Heaven on Monday evening, November 17, 2008. Surrounded by loving family, Eva was peacefully delivered to the arms of Jesus from her home at Nithview Community in New Hamburg. Beloved daughter of Moses O. Erb and Mary (Steinmann), Eva was born in Wellesley Township on March 13, 1921. Cherished wife of Milton B. Kuepfer for over 60 years, who predeceased her in 2006. Eva and Milton farmed in Crosshill and RR 1, Newton, then returned to live in Crosshill in 1980 when they retired from farming. Dear mother of Keith and Charlene Kuepfer, Bernice and Michael Barratt, Janet and David Ropp, Carol and Keith Roth, Grace and Harry Niezen, Bruce and Caroline Kuepfer. Precious Nana to Greg and Buffy, Nick and Mari, Nadine, Katie, Leanne, Nathan and Sarah, Naomi, Noah, Adam and Rachel, Paul, Jason and Tiffany, Josh and Emily, Joey, Nicole and Ethan. Great-Nana to Roma, Charlie and Jack. Loving sister of Milton and Marjorie Erb, Harold and Violet Mae Erb, Wilma and Norm Kuepfer. Sister-in-law to Annie Erb, Millie and Ivan Zehr, Matz Kuepfer and Ruth Kuepfer. Predeceased by sister, Leona and Earl Padington; brother, Alvin Erb; brothers-in-law, Eugene Kuepfer and Clint Kuepfer. Eva loved life and laughter, and was a farmer and homemaker, friend and mentor to all she met. Eva shared her love of family, the outdoors, gardening, the environment, skating, skiing, and animals, which she passed on to future generations. Eva was an active and founding member of Crosshill Mennonite Church, involved in missions ministry of many kinds, and taught Vacation Bible School. Milt and Eva travelled extensively and explored the world together in their camper van. Visitation with family and friends on Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Crosshill Mennonite Church, 2537 Hutchison Road, Crosshill. The funeral service will be at the church on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 10 a.m. Pastor Jamie Gerber will officiate. Burial to follow in Rush's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Nithview Community, Mennonite Central Committee, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. (Arrangements entrusted to Futher-Franklin Funeral Home , Wellesley. 519-656-2880) www.futher-franklinfuneralhome.com.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 19 Nov 2008 
Eva May Erb
 
9536 EBY, EZRA B.

On Monday, Jan. 14, 1985, at Stratford General Hospital, Ezra Erb of 55 William St., Milverton, he was born in Wellesley township, 74 years ago. A son of the late Menno L. Erb and the former Annie Boshart. He was a member of the Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank, a member of the Milverton Senior Citizens, enjoyed playing outdoor shuffleboard and was a retired carpenter. Beloved husband of the former Matilda Wagler, whom he married June 15, 1933. Lovingly remembered by his children Lillian and her husband Ray Kuepfer of Newton, May and her husband Jacob Roes of RR 1, Millbank, Ella Mae and her husband Delton Leis of RR 1, Atwood, Eldon and his wife Mary of Waterloo, Betty Lou and her husband Ken Dechert of RR 2, Gadshill, Marion and her husband Harold Hergott of Heidelberg, Ervin and his wife Jean, Wayne and his wife Reina, all of Kitchener, Eva and her husband John Derrough of RR 5, St. Thomas, Paul and his wife Patricia of Redcliff, Alta., Vernon and his wife Marilyn of RR2, Tavistock, Barbara Ann and her husband Joseph Bage, of St. Marys, Ivan and his wife Catherine of Stratford. Sadly missed by his brothers, Michael of Milverton, Aaron of Beaver Falls, N.Y. and one sister, Fannie (Mrs. Ezra Jantzi) of Wellesley. Loved by 28 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by two sons, David and Daniel and one daughter, Martha; two brothers, Eli and Samuel. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 9 Pacific Ave., Milverton, after 7 p.m. this evening, until Thursday at noon, when transfer will be made to Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank, for service at 2 o'clock p.m., with Rev. Glenn Zehr officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Jan 1985 
Ezra B. Erb
 
9537 Fernando Erb, "was born March 4th, 1843. He is married to Elizabeth Schnarr. They reside near Moorefield, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. His family consisted of seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Fernando C. Erb
 
9538 In Preston, on Tuesday morning, 8th inst., at half-past 10 o'clock, Frank Edward, eldest son of A.A. Erb, Esq., aged 29 years and 1 month.

Galt Reporter Feb 11 1881 pg 8 
Francis Edward "Frank" Erb
 
9539 Frederick H. Erb, "the eldest son of second wife, was born at Bowmansville, New York, October 24th, 1849. On October 16th, 1880, he was married at Flint, Michigan, to Eliza, daughter of Thomas and Abagail Moss. She was born in the county of Perth, Ontario, November 23rd, 1851. At present they reside at Montrose, Genesee County, Michigan. They have two children, namely: Frederick Charles, born at Marlette, Michigan, August 8th, 1881, and Rena Belle, born at West Bay City, Michigan, November 9th, 1884."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Frederick H. Erb
 
9540 George Erb, "was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, July 28th, 1838. On August 18th, 1860, he was married to Mary Travis. They resided in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, where he was engaged in farming until his death which took place December 28th, 1878. To them was born a family of seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Erb
 
9541 George Edward Erb, "was born March 3rd, 1855. He is married to Eva M. Eby. They reside in Berlin, Ontario, where he is engaged with the firm of Eby, Cairns & Co. in manufacturing gloves, etc. He is one of the partners of the said firm. Their family consists of two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Edward Erb
 
9542 George Franklin Erb, "born March 20th, 1887."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Franklin Erb
 
9543 Gertrude married a Shaw. Gertrude Emma Erb
 
9544 Gleason F. Erb, "was born March 26th, 1838. On November 8th, 1866, he was married to Margaret R. Baker. He spent his former days in farming but is now retired and resides in Bowmansville, Erie County, New York. Their family consists of four children, namely: J. Lafayette, real estate and insurance agent; Clarence G., lawyer; Charlotte M., and Harriet S. (dead)."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Gleason F. Erb
 
9545 Grace Irene Erb, "born October 8, 1890."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Grace Irene Erb
 
9546 Grace Isabell Erb, "born April 7, 1882."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Grace Isabell Erb
 
9547 Hannah Erb, "the seventh daughter, was born January 25th, 1813. On January 9th, 1831, she was married to Rev. Jacob M. Oberholtzer who was born March 30th, 1800, and died January 14th, 1879. She died in Berlin, November 12th, 1894. To them was born a family of fourteen children, namely"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Erb
 
9548 Hannah Erb, "was born January 9th, 1835. She was married to John Hagey, a farmer. They resided near Preston where she died October 30th, 1864, leaving a family of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Erb
 
9549 Alice Erb (2806) Annie Dunkee, Maggie Dunkee, Hannah Erb (2302) Hannah E. Erb
 
9550 BURKHOLDER Helen, Catharine - Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, July 22, 2005 in her 87th year. Beloved mother of David and his companion Merle Bryant of Nova Scotia and Ruth Witte and her husband Tom, of Ohio, U.S.A. Dear Grandmother of Heidi Stevenson, Lara Haupricht and Marissa Dulle. Great-grandmother of Ashlyn, Reagan, and and Derek. Also survived by her special friends, Paul Martin and family and Trudy and Ted Cadell and their children Paul, Tara, Aaron and Adam. Predeceased by her husband Clayton Burkholder and her parents, Addison and Hilda Erb, a brother Frederick Erb; and a sister Ruth Martin. Mrs Burkholder was born in Alberta on November 27, 1918. Private family services were held with Interment in Breslau Mennonite Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at Fairview Mennonite Home Auditorium, 515 Langs Drive, on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. for the Fairview community. A public memorial service will be held at Breslau Mennonite Church on Thursday July 28, 2005 at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Breslau Mennonite Church or the Fairview Mennonite Home would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barthel Funeral Home, (653-3251). Tributes may be at www.mem.com.1a

1aThe Record Newspaper 25 Jul 2005 
Helen Catharine Erb
 
9551 EWING, Helen Louise (nee Erb) Passed away after a short illness at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Penetanguishene, with her family at her side, on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the age of 69, of Coldwater and formerly of Port Elgin and Kitchener. Beloved wife of James Ewing. Loving mother of Scott Ewing (Shelley) of Barrie and Todd Ewing (Brenna) of Campbell River, B.C. Loved grand-mother of Holten and Delaney. Dear sister of Wilma Good of Wellesley, Verna Leis of Stratford, Clara Meyers of Kitchener, Eleanor Mast of Wooster, Ohio, Raymond Erb of St. Jacobs, Grace Buehler of Markstay, Erma Shantz of St. Clements, Doris VanTright of Port Elgin, and Lloyd Erb of Chesley. Predeceased by her parents Chris and Mattie Erb and by her brother Earl Erb and by her sister Betty Erb. Following cremation a memorial service will be held at the Maple View Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line, Wellesley on Wednesday, June 6th at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and may be made through the Coldwater Funeral Home , Coldwater (1-888-645-5485). Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at: www.coldwaterfuneralhome.com Helen Louise Erb
 
9552 Henry Erb, "the third son of John and Magdalena (Schrantz) Erb, was born about the year 1797. He was married to Polly Babcock. After their marriage they moved on their farm now divided into three farms, namely that of Jacob Z. Kolb, Dilman Kolb, Louis Breithaupt, and some smaller lots. From here they moved to Sheffield, a little below Galt, where he kept a hotel. Here he died. His family consisted of several children, namely:...and others whose names were not received. They all died young save Nancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry Erb
 
9553 Henry Erb, "the youngest in the family, was born February 8th, 1852. On November 23rd, 1873, he was married to Elizabeth Burkholder. They reside in Lexington, about two miles north-west of Bridgeport, where they own a beautiful home. To them are born two children, namely: Ida Minerva and Zephaniah."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Died At Lexington, on Thursday, April 27th, 1911, Henry Erb, in his 60th year. The Funeral Will take place on Sunday, April 30th, 1911. Services will be held at the family residence, Lexington, at 1 p. m. and at the East End Mennonite Church, Berlin, at 2. 30 p. m. Interment will take place at the East End Mennonite Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card 
Henry Erb
 
9554 Henry Erb, "was born June 27th, 1834, and died April 3rd, 1862. He was married to Harriet Fisher. Left no heirs." Henry Erb
 
9555 Henry L. Erb, "was born January 1st, 1836. He was married to Sarah Simmonds. They reside near Bear Lake, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. The names of his children were not received"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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''The Bear Lake Methodist Circuit was formed in 1866 with services being held in a small log church located at the east end of the lake. There were 33 members at the beginning and Rev. Pickard was in charge. He made his home with the Henry Erb family who lived on a farm about a half mile east of the lake. The circuit was under the supervision of Presiding Elder B. F. Doughty. In 1867 Rev. Wm. Ball became the preacher."2a

2aCooly, Laila - History of the Bear Lake Methodist Church

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Henry ERB is one of the pioneers of Bear Lake Township. He is a native of Canada, and during the latter part of his residence there, owned a sawmill and farm. He was married June 24, 1857, to Miss Sarah A. SEAMAN, at Otterville, Oxford Co., Canada.

In October, 1865, they started, with two teams, for a new home in Bear Lake. He had two horses and a lumber wagon loaded with household goods, and she drove one horse and cared for her four children. The journey was long and attended with many hardships, but was accomplished without serious accident.

They located a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres, one mile east of Bear Lake, and built a log house. He cleared his land, and in course of time added more to it, until now he had a magnificent farm of five hundred and eighty acres, upon which are a fruit orchard of one thousand trees, and excellent buildings. In 1879 they left the farm and moved into the village, where they now reside. During the past year he has completed a tasty residence for their home. They have six children, one of whom is the wife of Mr. David H. HOPKINS. Mr. ERB is one of the solid men of the county, and a most excellent citizen.3a

3aHistory of Manistee, Mason & Oceana Counties, Michigan, Illustrated. Published 1882 by H.R. Page & Co., Chicago. 
Henry L. Erb
 
9556 1. Middle name is Muriel - Ida Muriel Erb
2. Died in Tacoma, Washington, on 24 September 1976
3. Married Paul Huntsman in Tacoma, WA om 27 August 1914.
4. Had 3 daughters: Kathryn Virginia Huntsman, 1915 - 1987; Margaret Helen Huntsman, 1917 - living; Barbara Josephine Huntsman, 1919 - living1a

1aSubmitted by Neil Thomas 2011 
Ida Muriel Erb
 
9557 Irvin E. Erb, who was born in Elmira, lived in Berlin from age two, became interested in rugby, hockey and baseball as a participant at an early age and played on Frank Selke's Union Jack Junior Hockey team in Berlin in 1914. Through the years, as a player and promoter, he made a tremendous contribution to amateur sports.

Following service with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force in World War I he established an insurance agency in Kitchener.

He directed the first Poppy Day and was partly responsible for the erection of the cenotaph, now located at the corner of Duke and Frederick Streets in Kitchener. In 1929 he was a co-promoter with C.D. "Buller" Pequegnat in the building.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame


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Irvin Erb, sportsman and active K-W citizen

Irvin Erb, a Kitchener insurance agent for more than 65 years, sportsman and founding member of the Air Cadet League of Canada, died today at his Waterloo home. He was 94. One of the Twin Cities most colorful and outspoken citizens, Erb was a descendant of early Waterloo County settlers, born in Elmira and brought to Berlin (Kitchener) in 1899. He was active in sports, beginning a career in organized hockey in 1914, when, at 17, he played for Frank Selke's Kitchener Union Jacks. As a player, Erb was a defensive star, checking tenaciously. He also played with the 1922 Kitchener Intermediate OHA championship team and was manager of the intermediates (then Panthers) in 1928 when they went to the OHA finals. In 1914, Erb, who was the first tire adjuster for Dominion Tire Co., now Uniroyal, was transferred to Toronto. There, he played for the Parkdale Canoe Club where two National Hockey League stars spotted his talent. He was subsequently offered contracts with both the St. Pats (now the Maple Leafs) and also with the Montreal Maroons for $750 a year, plus free hockey sticks. He had to provide his own skates. He declined because he planned to establish his own business. Even last year, at 93, Erb attended hockey games regularly at the Auditorium. During the Depression, he supported the establishment of the Rockway golf course. At one time, Erb also held the Kitchener junior, senior and intermediate hockey franchises and coached lacrosse teams. In 1925, his father, Ephriam, joined him in his insurance business. Irvin continued to operate Erb and Erb Insurance until 1971 when he sold it to two long-time employees.
Erb was the first president of the Kitchener Lions Club which he founded in 1937 and of No. 80 Squadron; Kitchener-Waterloo Air Cadets. In June 1990, Erb helped squadron members celebrate its 50th anniversary. He and the late C.D. (Buller) Pequegnat spearheaded the drive for the city's first municipal swimming pool. He enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War, forerunner of the Royal Air Force and was commissioned as a lieutenant. He went to England where he served as a gunner and observer on coastal patrol. Throughout his life, Erb was a devout Christian and protested sex and obscenity in movies on many occasions. In 1977, he told Waterloo council that considering its population, the city was the worst spot in Canada for rampant smut. He begged council to take steps to banish pornographic literature, erotic movies and strippers. He directly attributed the increase in on-stage nudity to the influx of university students who are "ready to disrobe themselves under any circumstances." He told council nudity was spreading like wildfire. During the Second World War, Erb tried to enlist at 42 but was turned down. He went to Ottawa in 1941 where he helped to organize the Air Cadet League of Canada. In Kitchener, he directed the first Poppy Day for the Prince of Wales Chapter, Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, and was instrumental in having the first memorial erected to the war dead. The five-metre cross was placed in front of the the former city hall. He also helped to organize a committee to build a cenotaph and was secretary of the committee. A member of the Westmount Golf and Country Club, the Granite Curling Club, an honorary member of the Lions Club and of the 404 Wing of the RCAF Association, Erb also belonged to the Kitchener Branch 50 of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Air Force Club of London, England. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, two daughters, one son and three sisters. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Kitchener.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Oct 1991 pg A10 
Irvin Edwin Erb
 
9558 Isaac Erb, "fourth son of Jacob and Salome (Graybill) Erb, was born in the township and county of Waterloo, Ontario, July 23rd, 1817. He was a twin brother to Elizabeth (Mrs. Anton Reitzel). His father's old homestead where all the children were born, is now possessed by Mr. Gibson and the farm forms part of the town of Berlin. On March 4th, 1839, he was married in Lancaster, Erie County, New York, to Maria A., daughter of Beriah and Charlotte Hillman. She was born May 17th, 1817, in Otsego County, New York, and died at Bowmansville, New York, July 30th, 1848. After her decease the husband (Isaac Erb) married again. His second wife was Cynthia, daughter of Frederick and Lucy Ayer. She was born at Amherst, New York, March 13th, 1817, and died at Flint, Michigan, March 5th, 1880. He died in Washington, D. C., August 14th, 1892. His family consisted of seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Erb
 
9559 Isaac Erb, "the tenth member of Abraham Erb's family, was born in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, September 2nd, 1855. He is an architect and resides at Port Huron, Michigan. On May 5th, 1880, he was married to Mary, the second daughter of the late James Johnson. She was born January 12th, 1859. To them were born two children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Erb
 
9560 Isaac Erb, "was born October 21st, 1831. He is married to Hannah Kinzie. They reside in Wilmot Township, several miles west of New Dundee, Ontario, where he owns a beautiful farm."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Erb
 
9561 Jacob Erb, "the fifth son of Christian and Maria (Scherch) Erb, was born in Warwick Township, Pennsylvania, January 25th, 1768. He was married to Salome Graybill who was born August 8th, 1778, and died May 6th, 1821. In 1806 they, in company with his brother Abraham and others, came to Canada and located on lot No. 17, German Company's Tract, a little to the west of Berlin. Here they resided until their deaths. He died March 20th, 1834, leaving a family of thirteen children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Erb
 
9562 Jacob B. Erb, "was born July 2nd, 1808. On August 17th, 1830, he was married to Mary Clemens who was born February 1st, 1814, and died May 23rd, 1893. They resided near Erbsville, about three miles north-west of the town of Waterloo, where he died September 5th, 1893. Their family consisted of ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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A Pioneer Gone Death of Mr. Jacob Erb
The news comes to hand today of the death of one of the oldest pioneers of Waterloo township, in the person of Jacob B. Erb, yeoman, who lives three miles west of Waterloo. The deceased was in his 86th year and the cause of his death was a paralytic stroke on Tuesday morning, which at his advanced age proved quickly fatal, and he passed away on the evening of the same day. Mr. Erb was born and raised two miles north of Bridgeport and was one of those who tilled the virgin soil of this county. He married Mary Clemens, daughter of Jesse Clemens. The union was blessed by ten children, seven whom survive him. Mrs. Erb died in May of the present year. The funeral of Mr. Erb will be held on Sunday morning, Sept. 10th, at 9 o'clock next to the Mennonite burying ground, at David B Eby's, two mile west of Waterloo. The deceased was known throughout the county and had a wide circle of friends and relations who will mourn his loss.2a

2aThe Daily Record 7 Sep 1893
 
Jacob B. Erb
 
9563 Jacob G. Erb, "the second son of Jacob Erb, was born September 30th, 1802. On April 10th, 1824, he was married in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, to Catharine Wenger who was born June 12th, 1800. She died November 13th, 1874, and he died January 2nd, 1885. After their marriage they resided in this county, near Berlin, but in 1837 they moved to New York State where he entered into the mercantile business for three years when, in 1840, he moved on a farm where he resided for eleven years. In 1851 he went into the mercantile business again, continuing the same for three years. Some time during the year 1854 he retired from business and entered the ministry. He was engaged in preaching for several years. He resided at Clarence, Erie County, New York. Their family consisted of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rev. Jacob G. Erb
 
9564 Jacob K. Erb, "the third son, was born April 13th, 1833. He was married twice, first to Judith Bowman and after her decease to Catharine Hudson. He resides in Moravia, New York, where he is engaged in the milling business. His family consists of seven children, namely: Oscar and Milton are of his first wife, and Mary, Howard, Franklin, Alice, and George are of the second wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob K. Erb
 
9565 Jared L. Erb, "was born July 7th, 1833. He is married to Mariah Hare. He followed the lumbering business for many years, but some ten years ago he quit the lumbering business and entered the milling business. They resided at Kingston, Michigan, where he was proprietor of the roller flour mills at the time of his death which took place in August, 1892. His family consisted of four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jared L. Erb
 
9566 ERB- Joel, son of Jacob and Catherine (Steinman) Erb, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 20, 1861; died at home of his son-in-law, Joseph Albrecht, East Zorra, Ont., on Sept. 13, 1935; aged 74 y. 4 m. 24 d. In his younger years he came with his parents to East Zorra, where he resided the remainder of his life. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Savior, was baptized by Bishop Joseph Ruby of Tavistock, and remained a member of East Zorra A. M. congregation since. One Dec. 18, 1883 he was joined in holy wedlock to Sister Catherine Gingerich of Wilmot congregation by Bishop John Gascho. This union was blessed with 1 son and 5 daughters: Jacob on the homestead; Lydia (wife of Joseph Albrecht); Katie (wife of Aaron Brenneman); Fannie (wife of Christian Bender); Emma, deceased (wife of A. Zehr); Clara (wife of Nick Zehr). He leaves his beloved companion, 1 son, 4 daughters, 19 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. A daughter, 2 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild predeceased him. Also surviving are 3 brothers (Pre. Daniel Erb of Albany, Oreg.; Moses of Oregon; and Jacob of O'Neill, Nebr.) And 1 sister (Barbara). Funeral services were held at the home by J. R. Bender, and at the East Zorra A. M. meetinghouse by Brethren D. Leobold, D. S. Jutzi, and M. Kipfer.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 29 - October 17, 1935, pp. 639, 640  
Joel Erb
 
9567 Erb - Joel, son of Joel and Barbara (Lichty) Erb, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 4, 1871; died at his home Oct. 7, 1942; aged 71 y. 3 d. Jan. 12, 1896, he was united in holy matrimony to Barbara Brenneman of South Easthope, sharing the joys and sorrows of life until his beloved companion was called to her reward on Dec. 24, 1938. This union was blessed with two daughters (Salome, wife of Dan Brenneman, on the homestead; Mary Ann, wife of Manasseh Bender, East Zorra). He leaves his 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren (1 grandchild predeceased him), 3 brothers (Menno, of Wellesley; Christ, of Tavistock; Noah, of Wilmot Twp.), and 4 sisters (Barbara, wife of Joseph Gascho, Zurich, Ont.; Fannie, wife of John Widrick, Lowville, N. Y.; Leah, wife of John Stere, Tavistock, Ont.; and Katie, wife of Albert Kennel, Baden, Ont.). He was a member of East Zorra A. M. congregation for almost 50 years, and lived on the Brenneman homestead since his marriage in 1896. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Jacob R. Bender, and at East Zorra A. M. Church by Bros. M. Kipfer and D. S. Iutzi. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald, November 5, 1942 
Joel L. Erb
 
9568 John Erb, "the third son of Christian and Maria (Scherch) Erb, was born December 8th, 1764, and was married to Magdalena Schrantz who was born in June, 1770. In 1805 he, in company with his wife and family, William Corwell, Henry Kraft and family, Peter Hammacher and family, Matthias Scheirich and family, Abraham Stauffer and family, and other families moved to Canada and settled in the township and county of Waterloo. John Erb settled on the Speed River about 200 rods from where now Erb's Mill, of Preston, stands. He proved to be the founder of Preston. In 1806 Mr. Erb erected his saw mill. Before this time no sawed lumber could be obtained nearer than Toronto or Niagara. A year thereafter (1807) he erected his grist mill which were rebuilt by their son, Joseph, in 1834. In a very short time Preston proved to be quite a business centre. Here he died September 2nd, 1832. His wife died June 2nd, 1826. They had a family of nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Preston (Bechtel or Hagey) Mennonite Church

The second meeting house in Waterloo County was built, probably in 1814, by John Erb, a wealthy miller of Preston. This brick meeting house served as a community church and was located "near Jacob Hagey's", which was on the road running from the top of the Kress Hill west and "adjoining the Kitchener Highway" (Witmer 1967:26). Another meeting house, known as the Union Meeting House, was built in the area around 1824. A meeting was held in the Union church on November 20, 1824 to commence recording the accounts of the congregation in Hagey's Deacon Book. The deed of land for the Union Meeting House and burial ground, which was for one acre of part Lot 22, Beasley's Broken Front, was transacted in 1835.
Hagey Meeting House was buiilt of red brick in 1842 on part Lot 23, just north of Preston on the west side of the Breslau Road, and slightly north of the Union Meeting House site. The deed, dated February 2, 1842, recorded the purchase of the land from John Hilborn and stressed that the property was to be for "the purpose of public worship by the Mennonist Society" (Witmer 1967:28). Joseph Bechtel was the first minister in the area, from 1804-1837; he was followed by David Sherk (1838-1843). Next came Joseph Hagey (1844-1877), who was ordained bishop in 1851, and then Jacob B. Gingrich from 1878 to 1901. Services were held every four weeks until 1890 when bi-weekly services were begun. A Sunday School was established in 1842 with the congregation of Wanner Meeting House near Hespeler, but it was discontinued because of a difference of opinion regarding the need for Sunday Schools. On April 26, 1891 a Sunday School was organized at Hagey's, with deacon Abraham Oberholtzer as superintendent. Five years later, on June 10, 1896, a Sunday School was organized at the Wanner church.
Major changes were made to the church building in 1927-1928 when the basement was excavated, new windows were installed and the roof was raised two feet. Fire on January 15, 1950 caused extensive damage to the interior and furnishings of the church. The building was completely renovated and also enlarged at the same time; dedication was on July 2, 1950. Another fire, on Feburary 19, 1953, completely destroyed the church. A congregational decision was made to build a new church, on Concession Road in Preston, and the cornerstone was laid on Thanksgiving Day, October 12, 1953. Official dedication services in the new Preston Mennonite Church were held on May 16, 1954. The building was enlarged in the summer of 1989.2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
John Erb
 
9569 John Erb, "was born in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in May, 1729, and was married to (from Rev. Benjamin Eby's notes) Anna Erb. They have had a family of several children, one of whom, named Magdalena (Die alt Mollie), was married to Abraham Erb, the founder of the town of Waterloo. She was born March 3rd, 1780, and died July 25th, 1858."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Erb
 
9570 ERB, Alvin J. - Peacefully, on Thursday, July 11. 1996, at St Mary's Hospital, in Kitchener, Alvin John Erb of Hampstead, born in Wellesley, 72 years ago, son of the late Moses O. Erb and the late Mary Steinman. Alvin was employed with Moffatt & White Construction for 23 years. He was also employed with Donald Erb Construction from 1978-1989. Mr. Erb was a member of the Crosshill Mennonite Church, where he was active as a Trustee and a Sunday School teacher. He also served on the Mennonite Disaster Service Com-mittee. Alvin was a charter member of the Nith Valley Rod & Gun Club. Beloved husband of Annie Dorothy (Jantzi) Erb of Hampstead; dear father "of Donald and his wife Nelda Erb of RR 1, Milverton, Dianne and her husband Otto Noeske of RR 2, St. Mary's; loving brother of Milton and his wife Marjorie Erb of Wellesley, Harold and his wife Violet Erb of Wellesley, Mrs. Leona Padington of Goderich, Eva and her husband Milton Kuepfer of Crosshill, Wilma and her husband Norman Kuepfer of Linwood. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Nathan, Jeremy, Christine and Jennifer Erb, Eric and Mark Noeske. Predeceased by his brother-in-law-, Earl Padington, 19. Visitation at the Futher Brothers Funeral Home, 40 Henry St. W., in Wellesley, this evening (Friday) from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon, Sunday, July 14, 1996, removal will be made to the Maple View Mennonite Church for the funeral service at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Jamie Gerber and Rev. Ray Erb will officiate. Burial will follow in the Maple View Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials to the Waterloo Regional Lung Association, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or to the Crosshill Mennonite Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record Newspaper 12 Jul 1996 
John Alvin "Alvin" Erb
 
9571 John C. Erb, "the ninth and youngest child of Daniel and Barbara (Cressman) Erb, was born September 28th, 1828. He is married to Mary, eldest daughter of Benjamin E. and Elizabeth (Cressman) Eby. She was born June 17th, 1840. They reside on the old 'Kaufman Farm', about two miles south-east of Berlin, near the Township Hall at Centreville. To them were born two children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John C. Erb
 
9572 Erb, -- John G., son of the late Daniel and Mary Erb, was born June 23, 1862; died Nov. 10, 1939, at his home near Zurich, Ont., after and illness of a few months; aged 77 y. 4 m. 18 d. He was united in marriage to Magdalena Schwartzentruber Nov. 10, 1885. To this union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters. He is survived by 4 sons and 1 daughter (Christian, Moses, Aaron, Edmund, and Sarah--Mrs. Aaron Gingerich) all of Zurich. One son (Daniel) and one daughter (Barbara) predeceased him in infancy. The departed had 18 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jacob and Joel), 3 sisters (Mrs. John Boshart, Mrs. Jacob Schweitzer, and Mrs. Jantzi) all of Nebraska. Two brothers and 1 sister predeceased him. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth a remained faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 13 at the home by Bro. S. Baechler, and at the Bronson Line A. M. Church by Bro. Moses O. Jantzi. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a calm and peaceful breast;
All is over, suffering ended,
Now dear Father is at rest."

--The Family.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXII, No 49 - March 7, 1940 -- page 1038, 1039, 1040 
John G. Erb
 
9573 John L. Erb, "eldest son of Samuel and Mary (Lewis) Erb, was born November 24th, 1818. On May 26th, 1840, he was married to Nancy Clemens who was born June 16th, 1821, and died October 21st, 1861. On March 8th, 1863, Mr. Erb married again to Mrs. Mary Zimmerman. They resided in Erbsville, Ontario, where he died July 2nd, 1878. To him and his first wife were born seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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ERB.-July 2nd, of phthisic, JOHN L. ERB, aged 59 years, 9 months and 9 days.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 8 - August 1878, pages 141, 143 and 144 
John L. Erb
 
9574 Erb, John S., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Erb, was born near Baden, Ont., May 21, 1872; died at Kitchener, Ont., March 9, 1950; aged 77 y. 9 m. 9 d. He was a member of the Shantz Mennonite Church from youth. Surviving are his wife (Leah Albrecht), 2 daughters (Beatrice-Mrs. Elmore Brenner, Kitchener; Pearl-Mrs. Frank Rempel, Waterloo, Ont.), and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, conducted by L. H. Witmer and M. H. Roth, on March 12. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 20 - May 16, 1950 - page 478, 479 
John S. Erb
 
9575 John S. Erb, "the second son of John and Magdalena Erb, was born September 4th, 1795, and was married to Polly, eldest daughter of John and Anna (Erb) Bricker. She was born September 1st, 1797, and died August 4th, 1876. They resided at Preston, Ontario, where Mr. Erb was engaged in farming for many years. He died May 19th, 1873. To them was born a family of five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John S. Erb
 
9576 We are called upon to record the death of an old and highly respected resident of the Section Line in the person of Mr. John Erb, who passed away on Monday last.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, November 14, 1901 
John S. Erb
 
9577 John T. Erb, "was born May 24th, 1861. In September, 1885, he was married to Jennie Wills. They resided in Michigan where he died December 12th, 1893, leaving a family of two children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John T. Erb
 
9578 John Wesley Erb, "fourth child, was born September 9th, 1841. He died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Wesley Erb
 
9579 J. W. ERB. One of New Hamburg's favorite tonsorial artists is Mr. J. W. Erb. He runs a neat two chair shop on East and West Street, where his numerous patrons are in the habit of resorting for a really easy shave or a first class hair cut. Mr. Erb has been in New Hamburg since 1892 and is likable as a man and sound as a citizen. Being of an enterprising turn, he has established a pool room in the rear of his barber shop, which is quite popular as a recreation resort.1a

1aSpecial Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario 
John William Erb
 
9580 Joseph Erb, "the fourth son of John and Magdalena (Schrantz) Erb, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, March 30th, 1800. He came to Canada in 1805 with his parents who settled where now Preston is situated. Here Mr. Erb was raised and after arriving of age he conducted his father's business which then consisted of the grist mill, saw mill, distillery, general store, besides a large farm of nearly 500 acres of land. On December 11th, 1827, he was married to Mary, daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Clemens) Kolb. She was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near Skippack, August 4th, 1804, and came to Canada with her parents in 1819. She is still living on the old Erb place. Her residence is situated within sixty feet from where old John Erb had erected his first log cabin when coming to Canada in 1805. He died October 15th, 1885. To them was born a family of ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Joseph Erb died in Preston at the age of 85 years and 6 months. He came to Canada from Pennasylvania with his parents when only a few years old, and has lived ever since in Preston. He is survived by his widow, 6 sons and 1 daughter, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At his burial service on Sunday at Hegy's meeting-house, a great many mourners from near and far were congregated.2a

2aBerliner Journal 22 Oct 1885 pg 5 col 2, translated by Pat Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library 
Joseph Erb
 
9581 Joseph Erb, "was born June 20th, 1824, and died in Elmira, Ontario, October 22nd, 1870. He was married to Nancy Detweiler who was born December 19th, 1827. He had a family of eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joseph H. B. Erb
 
9582 Jos. Erb Dies Of Infirmities Due To Old Age

Pioneer Of Preston Dies 12 Dap After Celebrating 91st Birthday; Funeral Thursday Afternoon

Infirmities of a ripe old age were responsible for the death at the home of his only daughter early today of Joseph Erb, one of the founders of Preston and a citizen who had spent practically all his life in Waterloo county. He marked his 91st birthday only 12 days ago. Genuine regret was expressed in all circles of the community to day by people who learned of the death of one who had always taken as his motto, "Preston First", the by word in municipal affairs. While he was probably responsible more than any other man for the growth of the town, the late Mr. Erb did not take an active part in muncipal politics. But his word was always respected and had considerable weight. Confined to his bed for some weeks thru illness, the cause of which was mostly old age, death did not come unexpectedly. About a year ago when he was to observe his birthday he suffered influenza from which he recovered. The end came about 5.45 o'clock this morning, members of his family being at the bedside. Coming from a family that had at one time owned almost all of what is now Preston, the late Mr. Erb was a descendant of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Erb and a nephew of the late John Erb, Sr. He was of staunch Pennsylvanian stock. His folks settled here when the hamlet was known as Cambridge. Records indicate that the father and grandfather of the late Mr. Erb came here 124 years ago, from the time or their arrival and until retirement of Joseph Erb, theirs has been a life given to the growth of the town. Many industries, particularly in the mill and distillery line were structures which the Erbs, in the early days, played no little part in founding. Mrs. Calvin C. Green, 517 Duke street, is an only daughter. For some years the late Mr. Erb made his residence with her. There are two granddaughters, Mrs. Albert Ransome of the same address and Mrs. James M. Gilles, Jr., Preston and two great granddaughters, the Misses Marie Ransome, Preston and Dotty Green of London. One grandson, William C. Green of London also survives. The funeral will take place from the home of his daughter, on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Services will be conducted by the Rev. R. M. Geiger, pastor of St. Paul's United church, of which the deceased was a devout member. Interment will take place later in the Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 28 Jan 1930 pg 3

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Joseph K. Erb, "the fourth son, was born January 16th, 1840. He followed farming for a number of years but now lives retired in Preston. He is married to Nancy, daughter of Jesse and Magdalena (Bricker) Schwartz. Their family consists of two children, namely: Magdalena and Lydia Ann."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joseph K. Erb
 
9583 Erb, Joseph, 69, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Oct. 4, 1922, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Joseph R. and Mary Nafziger) Erb. Died: May 31, 1992. Survivors-wife: Mabel (Kelly) Erb; children: Peter Erb, Rodney Erb, Bonnie Roth, Boyd Erb, Rebecca Zettel, Faye Schultz, Tony Erb; brother and sisters: Ervin, Freida Erb, Marie Leis; 16 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Elizabeth (daughter). Funeral: June 3, Hillcrest Mennonite Church, by Mary Schiedel and Maurice Martin. Burial: 19th Line Cemetery, East Zorra Twp.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 29 - July 21, 1992 - pages 14, 15. 
Joseph Leroy Erb
 
9584 Joseph was a farmer-miller whose first wife, Mary Kay, died tragically when the family woolen mill in Otterville, Ontario burned down about 1862.

Joseph, 37, then married 23-year-old Adelia. They remained briefly in Otterville before moving to northern Michigan to join his son Emery, his brother Henry, and Adelia's parents. Later, about 1887, they moved to Roanoke, Virginia after Adelia's doctor prescribed a warmer climate for her.

This picture was probably taken in Virginia about 1895 and came into the posession of their grandson Theodore Ellsworth Erb (1903-1989).
 
Joseph Lewis Erb
 
9585 Joseph L. Erb, "was born May 27th, 1826. He was first married to Mary Kay and after her decease to Delia Simmonds. They reside in Virginia, U. S. There are three children of first wife, namely: Melissa, Ladica, and Titus E. Of second wife there are also several children but names were not received"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Lewis Erb
 
9586 Erb, Joseph R., son of Daniel and Catherine (Reschley) Erb, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., May 30, 1886; died at the St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 2, 1965; aged 79 y. 6 m. 3 d. On Feb. 9, 1911, he was married to Mary Nafziger, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ervin and Joseph), 2 daughters (Frieda-Mrs. John G. Erb and Marie-Mrs. Gordon Leis), 23 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one brother (Daniel) and one sister (Lavina-Mrs. Daniel Steinman). Two grandchildren and 2 brothers predeceased him. He was a member of the Maple View Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 5 in charge of Chris O. Erb and Alvin Leis.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LIX, Number 3 - January 18, 1966, page 62
 
Joseph R. Erb
 
9587 Boshart, Katherine, daughter of Christian L. and Elizabeth (Oesch) Erb, was born in Perth Co., Ont., Aug. 29, 1904; died of a heart ailment at the St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., March 24, 1964; aged 59 y. 6 m. 24 d. In 1925 she was married to Michael Boshart, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 10 daughters, 22 grandchildren, one brother, and 4 sisters. One daughter, 2 brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Maple View Church, near Wellesley, Ont., March 27, in charge of Chris Streicher and Alvin Leis.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVII, Number 21 - June 2, 1964, Page 478, 479, 480  
Katherine Erb
 
9588 NAFZIGER, Laura (Erb), Greenwood Court, Stratford, was called suddenly to her heavenly home on Friday evening, May 10th, just 3 days before her 99th birthday! Laura was the fourth child of seven, born to Daniel S. and Nancy (Gerber) Erb in Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, on May 13, 1914. Laura was the beloved wife of the late Harvey Nafziger (1995). Loving mother of Rae & Ruth Nafziger of Mitchell, Nancy Ellen Nafziger of Waterloo, Ronald & Kathy Nafziger of Brunner, and Linda Nafziger of Stratford. Laura was a special Grandma and (Great Grandma) to: Cheryl & Jeff Altaras of Bellevue, WA (Sophie & Adrien); Brent & Rosie Nafziger of Telford, PA (Riley & Dylan); Sharla Nafziger & Anthony Meloni of Rye, NY (Lia & Luca); Darryn Nafziger of New Hamburg (Ayden & Ella) & friend Diane; Cory Albrecht of Kitchener & friend Jen; Janelle Albrecht of Kitchener & friend Scott; Lora Nafziger of Goshen, IN; Lisa Nafziger & Joelle of Ottawa (Zeb); Kaitlyn & Luke Jantzi of Kitchener. Laura is also survived by brother Allan & Norma Erb of R. R. 2, Wellesley, and sister-in-law Katherine Erb of Brunner; and brother-in-law Lewis & Idella Nafziger of Wellesley. She was predeceased by brothers '96Elmer & Vera Erb, John & Frieda Erb, Cornelius & Emma Erb, Norman & Amanda Erb, Daniel G. & Doris Erb, & brother-in-law Mervin Kropf. Also predeceased by brothers-in-law Edward & Teresa Nafziger, Ivan & Laurene Nafziger, and sister-in-law Mary & Robert Stoliker. She is also remembered by Gloria Nafziger of Collingwood and Charlene Nafziger of New Hamburg. Laura was very active at Greenwood Court for many years, giving leadership to the Greenwood Quilters until she turned 95. She enjoyed the social events and activities at Greenwood, as well as hosting family & friends in her apartment, until the last 2 years when she was confined to her room in long term care, but continued enjoying visitors or playing table games with family members. In earlier years Laura was a busy homemaker and gardener as well as manager of the family General Store in Brunner, while her husband operated a farm machinery business. Laura was an active member of Maple View Mennonite Church, Wellesley, in the Sunday School and Sewing Circle for many years. The family will receive friends at Maple View Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line, Wellesley, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the sanctuary on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. Pastor Brent Kipfer officiating. Interment to follow in Maple View Cemetery. Donations if desired may be made to Maple View Mennonite Church Building Fund, Mennonite Central Committee or a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Futher-Franklin Funeral Home, Wellesley.
www.futher-franklinfuneralhome.com

Waterloo Region Record 11 May 2013 
Laura Erb
 
9589 Lichti.-Leah, wife of Bro. Christian K. Lichti, was born near New Hamburg, Ont., May 24, 1843; died Dec. 18, 1936; aged 93 y. 6 m. 24 d. She was united in marriage to Christian K. Lichti June 11, 1867. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters- Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1915; also 2 sons (John of Waterloo and Menno of Tavistock). She leaves 2 sons (Christian of Baden and Joel of Tavistock), 2 daughters (Mrs. Ben Roth of New Hamburg and Mary at home), 17 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth and remained faithful to the end. She was the last of a family of 12 to pass away. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Ben Gingerich, and at Steinman's meeting house by Brethren Mose 0. Jantzi (Text, John 16 :5) and Peter Nafziger (Heb. 9:27). Burial in adjoining cemetery. P. Nafziger.1a

1aGospel Herald, Jauary 7, 1937 - Vol. XXIX, No.41 - page 862, 863

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Pioneer Resident Passes Mrs. Leah Lichty Was 93 Years

Old Death called to her eternal rest the oldest resident of the New Hamburg district in the person of Leah Erb, relict of the late Christian Lichty, who passed away at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Ben S. Roth, of Friday, December 18th, at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 24 days. The deceased was born in Wilmot Township on the farm now owned by Mr. Wesley Erb, east of this village. After her marriage to Christian Lichty, she resided on a farm near St. Agatha and about twenty-seven years ago they moved to a home on Bleam's Road on the outskirts of this town. After the death of her husband in 1915 she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ben S. Roth. The deceased was a devoted member of the Amish-Mennonite Church and was beloved by a wide circle of friends. She had been bedfast since last summer but was in full possession of her mental faculties until death claimed her. In her death the last member of the pioneer Christian Erb family is removed from this earthly sphere. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Christian Lichty, of Bade, Joel, of Tavistock, Mrs. Ben S. Roth and Miss Mary Lichty, both of New Hamburg. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Two sons predeceased her. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon from Mr. Roth's residence to the Steinman A.-M. Church for service, followed by internment in the adjoining cemetery. A large concourse of sorrowing relative and friends attended the funeral which was in charge of Rev. Moses Jantzi, of Baden. The pallbearers were all grandsons of the deceased, namely, Nicholas L. Roth, Lorne Roth, Alvin Roth, Wm. Lichti, Chris. Lichti and Emerson Lichti.

New Hamburg Independent, December 25, 1936 
Leah Erb
 
9590 Stere, Leah, daughter of the late Joel Erb and Barbara Lichty, was born March 3, 1880; died Feb. 13, 1953; aged 72 y. 11 m. 10 d. On Jan. 26, 1899, she was married to John Stere. This marriage was blessed with 8 sons and 5 daughters (Joseph, Joel, Ezra, Ervin, and Daniel of East Zorra, Ont.; Aaron and Lloyd of Tavistock, Ont.; John, Nithburg, Ont.; Barbara -Mrs. Ezra Gascho, Tavistock, Ont.; Lena-Mrs. Ezra Bast, South Easthope, Ont.; Malinda-Mrs. Arthur Roth, Wilmot, Ont.; Marian-Mrs. Calvin Gerber, Blandford, Ont.; and Lauretta-Mrs. Murray Fleming, Wilmot, Ont.). Also surviving are 3 brothers (Menno, Wellesley, Ont.; Christian, Sepastopol, Ont.; and Noah, Mannheim, Ont.), one sister (Mrs. Albert Kennel, Petersburg, Ont.), 46 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Church, in charge of Moses H. Roth and Henry Yantzi, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 16 - April 21, 1953 --- page 382, 383, 384  
Leah Erb
 
9591 Levi C. Erb, "was born July 5th, 1837. He is married to Magdalena Good. They reside near Formosa, Bruce County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Levi C. Erb
 
9592 Levi Erb, "the fifth son, was born October 23rd, 1842. He is married to Mary Ann Hay. They reside in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he is engaged in the shops of the City Water Works. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Levi K. Erb
 
9593 Levi L. Erb, "the youngest son of Samuel and Mary (Lewis) Erb, was born about two miles south-east of Berlin, June 6th, 1838, and died in Wilmot Township, at his sister's (Mrs. Nancy Ann Emery) place, November 15th, 1876. He was not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Levi L. Erb
 
9594 Hallman, Lizzie Ann., daughter of Enoch and Catherine (Good) Erb, was born May 17, 1877, near Waterloo, Ont. On Sept. 2, 1903, she was married to Manasseh Hallman. In 1905 she confessed Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons (Jacob C., Kitchener, Ont., and Elverne, at home), 3 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Matilda Cressman, Kitchener, and Mrs. Addis Cressman, New Hamburg). Preceding her in death were one daughter (Verna-Mrs. Josiah Baer), 2 infant sons, and 3 sisters. Funeral services were in charge of Osiah Horst and Moses Roth. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIX , Number 45 - November 6, 1956 page 1070, 1071, 1072 
Lizzie Ann Erb
 
9595 Cressman, Lizzie Mae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Erb and foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Erb, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., April 6, 1889; died at home near New Hamburg, Ont., March 14, 1969; aged 79 y. 11 m. 8 d. On April 5, 1916, she was married to Addis Cressman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Harold and Willard), 3 daughters (Eloise - Mrs. Zenas Cressman, Erma, and Mabel), 13 grandchildren, and one sister (Mary - Mrs. Joseph Weber). She was a member of the Biehn Church, where funeral services were held March 17, with Irvin Cressman officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 16 - April 22, 1969 - pages 379, 380 
Lizzie Mae Erb
 
9596 Snider, Loretta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Erb, died Dec. 12, 1967; aged 81 years. She was married to Deldon Snider in 1907. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Leonard and Edward), one daughter (Delores-Mrs. Lloyd Schiedel), 2 sisters (May-Mrs. Addis Cressman and Mary-Mrs. J. H. Weber), 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. One son (Ronald) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Erb Street Church, Waterloo, Ont., where funeral services were held Dec. 15, with J. B. Martin and Milton Swartzentruber officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXI, Number 6 - February 6, 1968 p. 134, 135, 136. 
Loretta K. Erb
 
9597 Erb, Lorie Jolene, daughter of Carl and Fern (Schwartzentruber), was born at Kitchener, Ont., March 5, 1962; died after an illness of three weeks at the K-W Hospital, June 29; aged 3 m. 24 d. Surviving, besides her parents, are her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. David Erb, Petersburg, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schwartzentruber, Baden), and one great-grandmother. Funeral services were held at St. Agatha Church, July 1, in charge of Orland Gingerich and Gerald Schwartzentruber.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 36 - September 11, 1962 - pages 814, 815. 
Lorie Jolene Erb
 
9598 Louisa Erb, "second daughter, was born in Clarence, New York, May 18th, 1843, and died at the same place, September 15th, 1843."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Louisa Erb
 
9599 Roth.- Lucinda, daughter of Christian and _______ Erb, was born in Baden, Ont., Sept. 3, 1898; died at New Hamburg, Ont., Aug. 3, 1977; aged 78 y. On Mar. 29, 1922, she was married to Menno L. Roth who died July 12, 1952. Surviving are one son (Edgar), 3 daughters (Doris-Mrs. Dan Stere, Eileen-Mrs. Richard Wilhelm and Betty-Mrs. Gerald Schwartz), and 9 grandchildren. She was a member of the Steinmann Mennonite Church where funeral services were held Aug. 6, in charge of Vernon B. Zehr and Elmer Schwartzentruber; interment in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 70, Number 34 - August 30, 1977, page 662. 
Lucinda Erb
 
9600 Albrecht, Lydia, daughter of Joe and --Erb, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Feb. 22, 1885; died at Baden, Ont., Jan. 20, 1967; aged 81 y. 10 m. 29 d. In 1903 she was married to Joseph Albrecht, who died in 1938. Surviving are 2 sons (Harry and Elmer), 3 daughters (Adeline-Mrs. Joel Stere, Lucinda-Mrs. Irvin Stere, and Katie-Mrs. Joseph Roth), one brother (Jacob), 2 sisters (Fannie-Mrs. Christian Bender and Clara-Mrs. Nicholas Zehr), 14 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the East Zorra Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 23, with Newton Gingrich and Henry Yantzi officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 7 - February 21, 1967 pgs 161-162 
Lydia Erb
 
9601 Lydia Erb, "the fifth daughter, was born November 12th, 1809. She was married, October 12th, 1830, to John B. Baumann who was born March 1st, 1808, and died November 25th, 1881. They resided at St. Jacobs where he was engaged in farming. She died November 12th, 1877. To them was born a family of ten children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Erb
 
9602 My mother told us that her name, Lydi Ann was originally all one name, (Lydiann), and that when she started school, she could only speak German, (Pennsylvania Deutsch), son her brother, Irvin, told the teacher her name. The teacher insisted that it was two names, and from then on, she was known as Lydia Ann.1a

1aEmail from John Weltz 2011 
Lydia Anna Erb
 
9603 Lydia E. Erb, "was born August 31st, 1828, and died September 9th, 1849. She was married to John Souder. They had no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lydia E. Erb
 
9604 She married Lewis Miller, of Pennsylvania, and moved to Hazelton, Luzerne, PA., wher she died 23 February 1932.1a

1aEmail Neil Thomas 2011 
Mabel Lucille Erb
 
9605 Died In East Zorra, on Thursday, June 4th, 1914, Magdalena Erb Relict of the late Louis Roy. Aged 88 years, 5 Months, 6 Days. The Funeral Will leave her late residence,Lot 26 14th Line, East Zorra, on Sunday forenoon, June 7th, at Ten o'clock. Interment in the 16th Line Mennonite Cememtery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aFuneral Card of Magdalena Erb Roy
 
Magdalena Erb
 
9606 In Wilmot Township, Waterloo Co., C. W., on the 26th of December, our sister Magdalena Eby, aged 87 years, 10 mo., and 26 days. She was a widow, and entirely blind for some years, yet under all her afflictions she manifested the greatest Christian fortitude and the living hope of a better life, after her sufferings here were over. Her maiden name was Erb; she was a sister to Benjamin Erb of Wayne Co., Ohio. She has a sister still living here, who is in her 91st year and still able to go about with ease. Bro. Brubaker from Pennsylvania, who was here on a visit, preached on this occasion, from the words in Isa. 40: 6, 7, 8; and the writer from Hebr. 4: 14. DAVID SHERK.1a

1aHerald of Truth February 1865 - Vol. II, 
Magdalena Erb
 
9607 Magdalena could not read nor write. Magdalena Erb
 
9608 Magdalena E. Erb, "was born October 8th, 1823, and died January 2nd, 1849. On October 28th, 1845, she was married to Jacob Seibert who was born July 4th, 1823. They had a family of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Erb
 
9609 Magdalena Erb, "the third daughter in the family, was born September 22nd, 1806. On March 24th, 1824, she was married to Peter Eby who was born June 3rd, 1800, and died February 23rd, 1888. They resided in St. Jacobs many years, where he died. She is still living and has her home with her daughter Magdalena (Mrs. Daniel S. Martin). To them were born thirteen children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Erb
 
9610 Magdalena Erb, "was born in February, 1821. She was married to Isaac Z. Hunsicker who was born January 20th, 1803, and died May 22nd, 1870. She died August 3rd, 1854. To them were born five children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Erb
 
9611 Magdalena Erb, "was born in Preston, July 18th, 1810. She was married to Andrew Kauffman who was born February 1st, 1804, and died December 7th, 1858. They resided on the farm now in the possession of John Erb at Centreville, near Berlin. She died at her daughter's (Mrs. Knarr) home, near Erbsville, February 20th, 1883. They had a family of twelve children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Erb
 
9612 Magdalena Erb, "was born July 4th, 1837. She is unmarried and is staying with her aged mother for whom she is doing so much to make her feel cheerful and comfortable during the evening of her life."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Erb
 
9613 Gingerich.- Mattie, daughter of the late Joel and Barbara (Lichti) Erb, was born Oct. 25, 1882; died March 1, 1942; aged 59 y. 4 m. 5 d. On Jan. 11, 1900, she was united in marriage to Michael Jantzi, who departed this life Sept. 9, 1905. On Feb. 18, 1908, she was again united in marriage to Jacob Z. Gingerich. She leaves her husband, 3 sons (Rudolph Jantzi, of St. Jacobs, Ont. ; Joel Jantzi, of Baden, Ont. ; Ervin Jantzi, at home), 2 stepsons (Allen Gingerich, of St. Agatha, Ont. ; Rudolph Gingerich, of Detroit, Mich.), 4 brothers (Joel and Christian, of Tavistock; Menno, of Wellesley; Noah, of Petersburg), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Joseph Gascho, Zurich; Mrs. John Wiedrich, of Lowville, N. Y. ; Mrs. John Steere, of Tavistock ; Mrs. Albert Kennel, Petersburg). Funeral services were held at the home by Bros. Elmer Schwartzentruber and Michael Roth, and at the St. Agatha, Ont., Amish Mennonite Church by Bros. Peter Nafziger, Manasseh Hallman, and M. O. Jantzi. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"Passing out of earth's shadows,
Into infinite day ;' .
Why do we call it dying,
This beautiful going away?
"1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 5 - April 30, 1942 
Magdalena L. Erb
 
9614 Gingerich, Magdelene "Mattie" Erb, 94, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Mar. 3, 1903, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to John L. and Barbara Oesch Erb. Died: May 23, 1997, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors - children: Reta Bender, Ralph, Marjorie Jantzi; 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Allan B. Gingerich (husband). Funeral and burial: May 25, St. Agatha Mennonite Church, by Brent Kipfer and Victor Dorsch.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 25 - June 24, 1997

_________________________

On Friday, May 23, 1997 at Nithview Home, New Hamburg. She was formerly of Baden and was born in Wellesley Township 94 years ago, a daughter of the late John L. and Barbara (Oesch) Erb. Mattie was a member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church where she was a member of the WMSC. She was a member of the Especially For Seniors, Baden and enjoyed quilting and flowers as her hobby. Beloved wife of Allan B. Gingerich who predeceased her in 1972. Loving mother of Reta and her husband Anson Bender of Baden, Ralph Gingerich and his wife Louise of RR#1, St. Agatha, Marjorie and her husband Ken Jantzi of New Hamburg. Ever remembered by 9 grandchildren, 18 grandchildren, 3 sisters-in-law Annie Erb of New Hamburg, Clara Erb of Wellesley, Violet Steinman of RR #2 New Hamburg and a brother-in-law Joel Jantzi and his wife Irene of New Hamburg. Mattie was predeceased by a great-grandson Nicholas Jantzi, six brothers Mose, Daniel, Samuel, Christian, David and Norman and one sister Catherine (Mrs. Daniel Steinmann). Friends and relatives called at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Saturday. Sunday, May 25 at 1:00 p.m. transfer was made to St. Agatha Mennonite Church for the service at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Brent Kipfer and Pastor Victor Dorsch offici-ating. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Nithview Home, New Hamburg or St. Agatha Mennonite Church.2a

2aThe Record 24 May 1997 
Magdalene "Mattie" Erb
 
9615 Erb.-Mahlon Erb was born Dec. 13, 1908, at Wellesley, Ont., Can.; died May 10, 1934; aged 25 y. 4 m. 27 d. He leaves his father (Michael), 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and many relatives and friends to mourn his early departure. On Feb. 27, 1929, while an employee of a Construction Company, he fell, resulting in a broken back, for which he was confined in the General Hospital in Buffalo for nine months. He, however, sufficiently improved so that he was able to be up, and attended church services when health permitted, but at intervals had to return to the hospital. His last stay at the hospital was for 11 days, when the Lord called him home. In his later life he was deeply concerned for the welfare of the church, of which he became a member (Alden, N. Y. congregation) by water baptism in September, 1925. He gave sufficient testimonies that we need not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral services were held at the Alden meeting house, May 13, conducted by the home ministers, assisted by Bro. Birky of the Sand Hill congregation.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 9 - May 31, 1934, page 189, 190, 191, 192 
Mahlon Erb
 
9616 Erb - Malinda, daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Karcher Erb, after a lingering illness, died Mar. 27, 1938, at the home of her sister (Mrs. Delton Snider), in Waterloo, Ont., aged 63 y. 9 m. 2 d. Surviving are two brothers (Anson of Carstairs, Atla., and Addison of Waterloo), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Ira Snyder, and Mrs. Delton Snider, both of Waterloo, Mrs. Addis Cressman, New Hamburg, and Mrs. Joseph Weter, Waterloo). One sister (Mrs. William Knarr of Kitchener) preceded her on March 9, 1938. When seventeen years old she was converted during the preaching of J.S. Coffman. She united with the Mennonite Church and lived a faithful Christian life. Her testimony during her sickness was to go and be with Jesus. "For me to live is Christ but to die is gain." Funeral services were conducted by Brethren Jonas Snider and J.B. Martin at the Erb St., Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXI, No. 2 - April 14, 1938, Page 46, 47, 48 
Malinda Erb
 
9617 Maggie Erb, "is at home with her parents, and unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_____________________

Margaret never married and had a daughter Amy born in South River in 1893. 
Margaret Erb
 
9618 Margaret Erb, "was born July 11th, 1822. She was married to Titus G. S. Neville who was born September 27th, 1820, and died March 14th, 1886. They resided in New Hamburg, Ontario, where he died. To them were born the following children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

______________

Margaret separated from her husband.

__________________

NEVILLS - At the residence of C.H. Westwood, 193 Madison Avenue, on Sunday, October 24, 1909, Margaret Nevills, widow of the late Titus Nevills of New Hamburg, Ont., in her 88th year. Funeral private, Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.2a

2aToronto Globe & Mail Newspaper undated 
Margaret Erb
 
9619 She was living with her daughter Samantha, separated from her husband. Margaret Erb
 
9620 Margaret Schreiter is one of the very few Canadian women who, as an army nurse, witnessed first-hand the horrors of World War I. It was an unforgettable experience she remembered vividly for the rest of her long life. It also set her apart as the remarkable woman whose courage, optimism and generosity became legendary to all who knew her.

Margaret Camilla Erb was born in Elmira, Ontario on July 30, 1895. Her mother, Emily Lilian Lee, had immigrated from London, England with three sisters and a brother. Her father, Ephraim Bricker Erb, was the son of Menno and grandson of Moses Erb, one of the first ministers at the First Mennonite Church.

In 1899, Margaret's father Ephraim Erb, who had operated a general store in Elmira, moved his family to Berlin, Ontario where he began work as a traveller, selling gloves for his father, Menno. Menno Erb had a glove manufacturing business at the Erb Tannery, as well as a retail operation selling mattresses and furniture. Margaret recalled occasional visits in her early years to the Erb tannery \emdash "immense and smelly but filled with many nice people."1a

1aWomen of Waterloo County, edited by Ruth Russell 
Marguerite Carmella Erb
 
9621 Maria Erb, "youngest daughter of David and Nancy (Eby) Erb, was born April 6th, 1836. She is married to Joseph Hilborn and resides in the village of Bloomingdale. Their family consists of seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Maria Erb
 
9622 Death of Mrs. Jacob Hesse

We are sorry to report the death of Mrs. Jacob Hesse, which occurred at her home in Toronto, on Sunday at the age of 65 years, after a lengthy illness. The deceased's maiden name was Marion Erb, and she was born in Bloomingdale. Since her marriage she resided for many years in Burk's Falls and Lindsay and latterly in Toronto. For about a year Mr. and Mrs. Hess were residents of New Hamburg. The deceased was a faithful member of the Evangelical Church and had a large circle of friends who deeply mourn her demise. She leaves her sorrowing husband and one daughter, Mrs. Lockwood, also of Toronto. The remains were brought here on Tuesday and laid to rest in Riverside cemetery. The funeral obsequies were conducted by Rev. A. E. Pletsch, pastor of the local Evangelical Church.


New Hamburg Independent 22 Mar 1929 
Marion Erb
 
9623 Erb.- Mary, daughter of Christian L. and Elizabeth (Oesch) Erb, was born in Mornington Twp., Ont., May 17, 1908; died at Sunnyside Home, Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 10, 1985; aged 77 y. On Sept. 16, 1931, she was married to Alvin Steinmann, who died Feb. 14, 1970. Surviving are 4 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and one sister (Elizabeth-Mrs. Elkanah Kennel). She was preceded in death by one son (Ross Steinmann). She was a member of Steinmann Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 13, in charge of Elmer Schwartzentruber and Fred Lichti; interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 78, Number 52 -December 24, 1985, page 906. 
Mary Erb
 
9624 Mary Erb, "the eldest daughter of Jacob and Salome Erb, was born April 8th, 1799, and died November 10th, 1830. She was married to William Moxley who was born December 15th, 1798, and died February 18th, 1831. They resided on the farm now owned by Allan Quickfall where they both died. They had one child, a son named Anthony who died in June, 1823, aged 6 months and 19 days."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Erb
 
9625 Mary Erb, "the sixth in the family, was born May 6th, 1820. She was married to William Souder who was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, January 22nd, 1816, and died September 22nd, 1864. They resided in the county of Waterloo, near Preston, where she died April 17th, 1884. To them were born seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Erb
 
9626 Mary Erb, "was born October 16th, 1818. On December 15th, 1835, she was married to William Moyer who was born October 27th, 1809, and died June 23rd, 1877. She resides on the east side of Eby Street, Berlin. Their family consisted of eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Erb
 
9627 BENDER, Mary Ann

At Maples Home for Seniors, Tavistock, on April 15, 1981, Mary Ann Erb, beloved wife of the late Manassa Bender (1972), aged 80 years. Beloved mother of Orville of RR 2, Tavistock, Wayne of New Hamburg and Mrs. Ernest (Marcella) Steckley of Wellesley. Lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by two grandsons and one sister. Friends may call at the Robert Krug Funeral Home, Tavistock, after 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held in Tavistock Mennonite Church on Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in East Zorra Mennonite cemetery. The Rev. Gordon Bauman will officiate. Contributions to the church building fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 16 Apr 1981 
Mary Ann Erb
 
9628 Mary Ann Erb, "is married to Jacob Hesse, a mason. They reside at South River, Parry Sound Districr. They have one child, a daughter named Pearl."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Erb
 
9629 Mary Ann Erb, "the youngest in family, was married to Isaac Ruenstettler. She resides in Preston, Ontario, and has a family of twelve children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Erb
 
9630 Mary Ann Erb, "the youngest in the family of Jacob B. and Mary (Clemens) Erb, was born March 9th, 1854. She was married to Frederick Mosser, a farmer. They resided in Wellesley, near Linwood, Ontario, where she died July 16th, 1878. She had one son named Edward who was born July 2nd and died July 4th, 1878, aged 2 days."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Erb
 
9631 Mary Ann Erb, "was born September 21st, 1845. On November 12th, 1867, she was married to Hiram Martin. They resided in Elmira, where she died July 13th, 1870, leaving no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Erb
 
9632 Re: Mary Ann Erb m Issac Ruenstettler
Posted by: Jane Boudebab Date: July 04, 1999 at 16:02:17
In Reply to: Mary Ann Erb m Issac Ruenstettler by N. Bowman of 601


Mary Ann Erb born 1836 died 26-7-14 at age 78 years in Preston Ont. Was married to AUGUST Runstedler according to her obit. (? same person as Isacc). Had 6 sons and 4 daugters. Ephraim, Frederick, Albert, Anthony, Benjamin, Herbert, Maud (Ball), Bell (O'Neill), Lottie (Mueller) and Margaret "Maggie". I have a copy of an Indenture concerning these sibblings' agreement to forfet their father's inheritance in order to pay to provide for their ailing mother. It was signed by all parties on 16-7-07. My mother was Charlotte Runstedler daughter of Herbert. 
Mary Ann Erb
 
9633 WEBER, Mary, daughter of Jacob and Susannah ERB, was born in Waterloo, Ont., July 26, 1893; died at Cambridge, Ont., June 17, 1986; aged 92 y. On Jan 7, 1914, she was married to Joseph H. Weber, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Agnes Mrs. Isaac Brubacher and Reta Mrs. Glenn Scheifele), 2 sons (Joseph R. and Howard E.), 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Leonard). She was a member of Erb St. Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 20, in charge of Wilmer Martin and James Sider; interment in Erb St. Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume 79, Number 28 - July 15, 1986, Page 490 
Mary H. Erb
 
9634 1871 - Mary Jane is staying in the household of Moses Eshleman. Mary Jane Erb
 
9635 Mary Jane Erb, "was born September 30th, 1848. She is married to George Scott, B. A. They reside in Westerville, Ohio, where he is engaged as one of the professors in the Westerville University. They have one daughter named Leonia Loretta."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

________________________________

The following obituary notice is taken from the Westerville (Ohio) Public Opinion. The deceased, a sister of Mr. A.H. Erb of Elmira, was well known in Waterloo where she was born and brought up:

Mary Jane Erb-Scott, wife of Prof. George Scott, of Otterbein university, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1897, after a few hours illness. She was born in Waterloo, Canada, Sept. 30, 1849, and married May 10, 1872. In early life she became a Christian, and maintained her faith in God and her upright walk among the people until her death. She was a quiet, unassuming, yet forceful Christian woman. About ten years ago she came to Westerville with her husband and daughter, and throughout these years constantly grew in the esteem and affection of all who knew her.

Her death was sudden, and cast a gloom over the whole village. She had been in her usual health until Sunday morning, when she expressed some degree of weakness, and kept her bed most of the forenoon. About eleven o'clock remarked to her husband that she felt sleepy and thought a little sleep would do her good. She was then left in the room for about one half hour, when her husband returned and found her unconscious and breathing with great difficulty. Physicians were immediately summoned, but no relief could be given, and she continued in her unconscious state until 4:30 p.m. when death released her spirit from the body. While death was thus sudden it is a comfort to all to know that she was a Christian, and that she did not suffer consciously any pain.

Her funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon in the presence of many friends, and were participated in by President Sanders and Dr. Garet, of the university, Presiding Elder Orr, of Basil, Rev. T.H. Kohr, of the Presbyterian church, Rev. N.D. Creamer, of the M.E. church, and her pastor, the writer. One brother of the deceased was present from Canada, while another brother and aged mother in Canada were in the shadows of grief.

Six professors from the university served as pallbearers, and a quartet tendered appropriate music. Her body was placed in the vault in Otterbein cemetery. Sympathy and prayers are given the bereaved husband and daughter. She is not dead, but liveth, and we may see her again, if faithful to Him who calleth us all unto himself.

W.G. FRIES.2a

2aWaterloo County Chronicle 14 Jan 1897 pg 4 
Mary Jane Erb
 
9636 Cressman, Matilda, daughter of Matilda Erb, was born March 4, 1874, at Erbsville, Ont.; died May 6, 1959, at Kitchener, Ont.; aged 85 y. 2 m. 2 d. She was married on March 14, 1900, to Adam S. Cressman, who died April 22, 1930. Surviving are 2 children (Grace and Clare) and 3 grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services on May 9, were in charge of C. F. Derstine and Edgar Metzler; interment in adjoining cemetery.1a


1aGospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 30 - August 4, 1959 688 
Matilda Erb
 
9637 Maud M. Erb, "was born November 29th, 1876."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Maud M. Erb
 
9638 Melissa Erb, "is married to George Spiesman, a sawyer. They reside at South River, Parry Sound District. Their family consists of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Melissa Erb
 
9639 Erb.--Menno G., son of the late John and Bena (Gardner) Erb, was born June 22, 1866; died at Wellesley, Ont., Oct. 18, 1932. Death was caused by pneumonia, being sick in bed for one day. He was married to Barbara Streicher Jan. 30, 1900, who preceded him Aug. 13, 1925, at Kingman, Alta. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and is greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held from his late home by John Wagler and at the church by C. Zehr and C. Shultz. "Uncle, thou are sweetly resting, Cold may be this earthly tomb; But the angels sweetly whispered, Come and live with us at home." A Niece.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 35 - December 1, 1932 -- pages 750, 751 
Menno G. Erb
 
9640 Menno L. Erb
Wellesley - Menno L. Erb, 79, died early today at his home near Wellesley following an illness of three weeks. Born Feb. 24, 1874, in Wilmot Township, he was a son of the late Joel Erb and Barbara Lichty. A retired farmer, he was a member of Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church, 3rd line of Wellesley. He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Boshart; four sons, Michael and Ezra of Millbank, Aaron and Eli of Lowville, N.Y.; one daughter Mrs. Ezra (Fannie) Jantzi of Wellesley; two brothers, Christian of Tavistock and Noah of Mannheim and one sister, Mrs. Albert Kennel of Victoriaburg, near Wilmot Centre. Thirty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. One son predeceased him. The body is at the residence where a private service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. Removal will be made in Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church for a memorial service at 1:45 p.m. Burial will be in the adjoining cemeteryy. Bishop Samuel Roth will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, January 14, 1954 
Menno L. Erb
 
9641 Erb, Menno O., son of the late Christian L. and Elizabeth (Oesch) Erb, was born in the township of Wellesley, March 21, 1891; died at his home in Wellesley Dec. 14, 1955; aged 64 y. 8m. 23 d. He was united in marriage to Salome Boshart, July 11, 1920. This union was blessed with one son and one daughter, (Mary Jane, who predeceased him), In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a faithful member of the Wellesley Maple View Amish Mennonite Church. He leaves to morn, his beloved wife, one son (Albert), 2 grandchildren, one brother (Edward of Tobermory), and 6 sisters (Edna-Mrs. Ervin Lebold, Wellesley, Ont.; Mary-Mrs. Alvin Steinmann, Baden, Ont.; Nancy-Mrs. Daniel Nofziger, St. Agatha, Ont.; Sarah-Mrs. Daniel Bellar, Millbank, Ont.; Katie-Mrs. Michael Boshart and Elizabeth-Mrs. Elkhanh Kennel, both of Wellesley, Ont.). Two brothers (William and Rudolph) and one sister (Madeline) predeceased him. Funeral services were held from the late home and at the Wellesley Amish Mennonite Church in charge of Ephraim Gingerich and Samuel Schultz. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIX , Number 25 - June 19, 1956 - page 598, 599  
Menno O. Erb
 
9642 1868, 1871 Menno R. Erb
 
9643 In 1867 C. F. Brown began the manufacture of furniture in West King Street, next to Simpson & Co.'s warehouse. Afterward he bought Paul Schmidt's house, 200 feet east of Gaukel Street, on the south side of King Street. Up to 1880 Joseph Devitt was his partner; then Menno Erb. Brown & Erb made also mattresses and gloves.

History of Kitchener 
Menno R. Erb
 
9644 Menno Erb, "the eldest in the family, was born October 16th, 1842. He is a partner of the well known firm of Brown & Erb, possessors of one of the finest and most prominent furniture houses in the country. These gentlemen carry a most complete and excellent assortment of furniture, embracing none but the best in quality and of the latest styles. Upholstery is also carried on in connection with their business for which they have employed the most skillful workmen. The firm is also doing an extensive business in the manufacturing of gloves and mitts. Their trade in this line extends all over Canada, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Mr. Erb is a native of this county and is well known in Berlin and surrounding country and much respected by all. In business he is conscientious and honorable, and as a citizen upright. He was married to Lydia Bricker and resides at corner of Foundry and Weber Streets, Berlin. His family consists of four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Menno R. Erb
 
9645 Erb.- Michael B., son of Menno L. and Annie (Boshart) Erb, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Sept. 19, 1901; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 20, 1987; aged 86 y. On Dec. 11, 1924, he was married to Mary Bast, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Nelson, Lorne, Elmer, and Lloyd), 6 daughters (Anna Mae Gascho, Lorene Shantz, Norma Zehr, Eileen Lebold, Florence Gascho, and Eva McKinnon), 32 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, one brother (Aaron), and one sister (Fanny Jantzi). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Edna, in infancy), one granddaughter, and 3 brothers (Eli, Ezra, and Sam). He was a member of Riverdale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 23, in charge of Glenn Zehr and David K. Jantzi; interment in Riverdale Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 80, Number 47 -November 24, 1987, page 838.

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ERB, Michael B. \emdash On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1987, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Michael Erb, of 6 James St., Milverton. He had farmed near Millbank prior to his retirement and was born in Wilmot township, 88 years ago, a son of the late Menno L. Erb and the former Annie Boshart. He was a member of Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank and a member of the Milverton Senior Citizens. Beloved husband of the former Mary Bast, whom he married December 11, 1924. Lovingly remembered by his children. Nelson and his wife Leona of Millbank, Anna Mae ,and her husband Allen Gascho of Newton, Lorne and his wife Ruby of RR 1 Milverton, Lorene and her husband Lowell Shantz of Hanover, Elmer and his wife Adeline of Millbank, Norma and her husband Harold Zehr of Attica, Mich., Eileen and her husband Ralph Lebold of Waterloo, Florence and her husband David Gascho of RR 1, Milverton, Eva and her friend Wes McKinnon of Mount Budges, Lloyd and his wife Laurene of Millbank; dear brother of Aaron of Lowville, N.Y. and Fanny Mrs. Ezra Jantzi) of Wellesley. Sadly missed by 32 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Michael was predeceased by one daughter, Edna in infancy; one great-granddaughter, Joanna in infancy and three brothers, Eli, Ezra and Sam. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 9 Pacific Ave., Milverton, after 7 p.m. this evening (Wednesday) and until Fri-day, Oct. 23 at noon, when transfer will be made to Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank, for the service at 2 o'clock p.m., with Rev. Glenn Zehr and Rev. David Jantzi officiating. interment in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, dona-tions may be made to the CNIB or MCCC.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Oct 1987 
Michael B. Erb
 
9646 Mildred Kathleen (nee Erb) Peacefully with family by her side, at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton, on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, Mildred of Wellesley in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Moses for 64 years. Loving mother of Carol and her husband Larry Erb of Nithburg and Paul and his wife Linda of R.R.1 Wellesley. Dear grandmother of Sonja (Bruce Hollingworth), Ryan Erb (Serena), Katie, Taylor, Gemma and Kodie Gerber. Great-grandmother to Tyler and Tori Hollingworth, Maria, Grace and Rose Erb. She will be sadly missed by her sister; Eva Gerber of Milverton, sisters-in-law; Mary Gerber of Brunner and Sarah Leis of New Hamburg. Predeceased by her parents Noah Erb and Barbara (nee Wagler), sister; Marion Lebold, brothers-in-law; Solomon Gerber and John Lebold. Friends may call at the FUTHER-FRANKLIN FUNERAL HOME, 1172 Henry Street, Wellesley, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Maple View Mennonite Church, Wellesley, on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in the Maple View Mennonite Cemetery. Donations to Knollcrest Lodge or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. www.futher-franklinfuneralhome.com Mildred Kathleen Erb
 
9647 Milton Erb

PRESTON, A former Preston merchant who retired in 1928, Milton Erb, 532 Sherring St., Preston, died Monday at his home after a short illness. A lifelong resident of Preston, he was the last surviving member of the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Erb. Surviving is his wife, the former H. Helen Lindhurst. Two brothers and one sister predeceased him. The body is at the H. K. Stager Funeral Home, Preston, where Norman Elvy of Jehovah's Witnesses will conduct a service at 2 p.m., Thursday. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Nov 1958 pg 5 
Milton Erb
 
9648 Minnie Erb, "was born August 10th, 1870. In September, 1889, she was married to Eli Manning, a farmer. They also reside in Michigan. To them are born two children, namely: Emma, born in April, 1890, and Ellen, born in January, 1892."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Minnie Erb
 
9649 Moses Erb, "the youngest in the family, was born January 5th, 1856, and died December 13th, 1858."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Moses Erb
 
9650 Rev. Moses Erb, "was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, about two miles north of Bridgeport, August 6th, 1821. On December 28th, 1841, he was married to Susannah, daughter of Jacob and Polly (Detweiler) Rosenberger. She was born December 14th, 1821. Soon after their marriage they moved about two miles north of Bridgeport, on part of his father's old homestead. Their farm is still known as the old 'Erb Farm'. Here they resided until 1860 when they moved to Berlin on the old 'Bishop Benjamin Eby Farm' which he had purchased from the executors of the late Rev. Christian Eby. Here they resided for a number of years. Later on they left the farm and moved to Berlin where she died June 26th, 1884. On June 16th, 1885, he was again married to Salome, daughter of Rev. George Schmidt. She was first married to the late Joseph C. Hallman. On April 14th, 1854, he was ordained minister of the Mennonite Church for the Martin and Bloomingdale fields of labor. Since then he has been placed on the Berlin Circuit where he still assists in the ministry. Although now seventy-four years of age he is still engaged every Sabbath in his ministerial duties. His method of preaching is plain, practical and impressive, and in the delivery of his sermons he is earnest and always very serious. His style is clear and the various ideas brought forth during his discourses are always so arranged that they are easily understood by the congregation. He is greatly beloved by his own people and highly esteemed by all other parties. His family consisted of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby


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Bloomingdale (Schneider or Snyder) Mennonite Church

Services began in 1824, and in 1826 a first meeting house, known as Schneider's or Snyder's, was built northwest of Bloomingdale, and east of the Grand River, on land (part Lot 7) donated by Jacob Schneider. Henry Weber was the first minister to this congregation, from 1824 until 1854. He was followed by Moses Erb who was ordained minister to the congregation on April 14, 1854. The church building was primarily used as a school in the beginning; the first teacher was John Bauman from Pennsylvania. Church services were held in homes. Dorothy Sauder, in her 1972 history of the church, states that "Prior to 1860, Schneider's was the only [Mennonite] place of worship on the Grand River and, until the 1889 Martin schism, it was one with the Martin congregation with ministers serving both groups" (Sauder 1972:8). Services were held on a two-week schedule, at one meeting house and then at the other.

Snyder's was affected by division in the church in the early 1870s. The majority of the congregation joined the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites, a group organized by Solomon Eby on May 15, 1874, and from 1875-1879 the meeting house was used almost exclusively by them. It was here that the conference was held on March 23, 1875 in which the New Mennonites and the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together as the United Mennonites. However, because the original deed to the church property had been lost or perhaps never duly executed, a new deed was drawn up on January 15, 1879, giving ownership of building and property to the group of more conservative Mennonites in the congregation.

The present church was built in 1878 on approximately the same site as the first meeting house. Renovations to the church building were carried out in 1951. One main entrance, to replace the two separate entrances, was part of the changes made. Further improvements were made in 1985. The name of the church is now Bloomingdale Mennonite Church.2a

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

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Rev. Moses Erb

Rev. Moses Erb, one of the oldest inhabitants of Berlin, died Wednesday evening and was buried Saturday afternoon in the Mennonite churchyard, with an exceptionally large number attending. He was born August 6, 1821 near Bridgeport, and at the age of 20 years, married Hannah Rosenberger, who died in 1884. In 1885, he married Solome Schmidt, a daughter of Preacher George Schmidt, who survives him. In addition to her, he leaves two sons: Menno and Aaron Erb from his first marriage. His youngest son, Moses, died already in 1858. In the year 1860, he moved from the old Erb farm near Bridgeport, to the Eby place in the eastern part of town, later taken over by his son, Menno, and which now is the property of Mr. Moses Betzner. In 1854, he was chosen preacher of the Mennonite congregation, and retained this office until his death.
Last winter, he took ill with flu, which gradually turned into dropsy. He was known favourably far and wide for his many cancer cures.3a

3aBerliner Journal August 3, 1901 Page Column 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk 
Rev. Moses Erb
 
9651 Services began in 1824, and in 1826 a first meeting house, known as Schneider's or Snyder's, was built northwest of Bloomingdale, and east of the Grand River, on land (part Lot 7) donated by Jacob Schneider. Henry Weber was the first minister to this congregation, from 1824 until 1854. 1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. Moses Erb
 
9652 Moses C. Erb, "the seventh child of Abraham Erb, was born November 16th, 1848. On January 3rd, 1870, he was married to Idella Barber. He resides in Michigan where he is engaged in farming. To them are born two children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Moses C. Erb
 
9653 In Loving Memory [verse] In Memory Of Moses O. Erb beloved husband of the late Mary Steinman Born April 13, 1889 Died May 4, 1973 Aged 84 years and 21 days The Service The late Mr. Erb will rest at the Futher Brothers Funeral Home in Wellesley until noon, Monday, May 7, 1973, when removal will be made to the Maple View Mennonite Church for the funeral service at 2:30 o'clock. Place of Interment Maple View Mennonite Cemetery Officiating Clergymen Rev. Alvin Leis and Rev. Jacob Roes1a

1aFuneral Card

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Erb, Moses O., son of John L. and Barbara (Oesch) Erb, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Apr. 13, 1889; died of heart complications at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., May 4, 1973; aged 84 y. 21 d. On Mar. 10, 1918, he was married to Mary Steinman, who preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 1969. Surviving are 3 sons (Alvin, Milton, and Harold), 3 daughters (Liona - Mrs. Earl Paddington, Eva - Mrs. Milton Kuepfer, and Wilma - Mrs. Norman Kuepfer), 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Daniel, David, and Norman), and one sister (Mattie - Mrs. Allan Gingerich). He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He was a member of the Maple View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 7, in charge of Alvin Leis and Jacob Roes; interment in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 25 - June 19, 1973 - pages 513, 514

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ERB, Moses O. Passed away Friday, May 4, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, resident of 76 Brown St., Wellesley; born in Wellesley Township 84 years ago, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John L. Erb; dear father of Alvin, Route 1, Gadshill; Milton of Wellesley, Harold of Route 2, Wellesley, Leona (Mrs. Earl Padington) of Shakespeare, Eva (Mrs. Milton Kuepfer) of Route 1, Newton, and Wilma (Mrs. Norman Kuepfer) of Route 1, Linwood; brother of Daniel of Kitchener, David of Route 2, Petersburg, Norman of Route 2, Wellesley, Mattie (Mrs. Allen Gingerich) of Baden; 21 grandchildren, two great grandchildren also survive; predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Simon [should read Steinman], in 1969; by two brothers and one sister. Friends may call at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley. The family will receive friends Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced tomorrow.3a

3aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 May 1973 
Moses O. Erb
 
9654 Muriel married Charles William Burnes Jr. and they had Ada Muriel Jane Burnes, Hugh Burnes and Frederick Burnes. They resided in South River. Hugh Burnes later lived in Toronto until death.

Muriel married Charles William Burnes Jr. in Parry Sound District, Ont. on 19 Jun 1895. The 1901 census Canada gives his birth date as 27 Mar 1857. They had: Charles William Burnes b. 28May 1897, Ada Muriel Jane Burnes b.14 Feb 1899-2 Mar 1989, Hugh Alexander Burnes b. 5 Aug.1900, Frederick Edward Burnes b. 10 Jun 1903 Charles William Burnes Jr was previously married to Mary Ada Flatt on 28 Dec 1887 in Wentworth County, Ontario. Mary Ada b c1866-d.18 Feb 1894 They had Maude Adela Burnes b.18 May 1889, Carlton Flatt Burnes b.15 Apr 1892 - 24 Apr 1915 (died in France, Battle of Longmark. Buried in France), Stanley Clifford Burnes b.28 Sep 1893 (on 1901 census Canada he is visiting his grandparents Samuel Flatt and Levina in Wentworth Co.1a

1aEmail from Wanda Colby 2011

 
Muriel Sabine Erb
 
9655 ERB, Nancy It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Nancy, on Thursday, November 3, 2011, after a dignified battle with cancer, in her 61st year. Her vibrancy, kindness, love for family and friends, also the professional care given to her patients will be greatly missed. Beloved daughter of Dorothy Erb (nee Oesch). Loving sister of Dennis (Connie) and Darrell (Sandra). Will be sadly missed by niece Carrie (Mike), great-niece Abigail Schultz, her nephews Brennan Erb and his friend Sarah, Benjamin Erb and great-nephew Joseph Erb, her cousins Jack Oesch, MaryLee Oesch, JoAnn Sharpe, Robert Schultz, Duane Rudy, Lynn Martin, Gail Londesbury and families and her aunt and uncle Norma and David Rudy. Predeceased by her father Delmar (2001), her brother Kenneth (1953) and by her cousin and Best Friend Linda Pearce (2009). Friends may call at the Futher-Franklin Funeral Home, 1172 Henry Street Wellesley, on Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Poole Mennonite Church, Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Interment to follow in the Poole Mennonite Cemetery. Donations to the Poole Mennonite Church or Lisaard House would be appreciated. We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to all those who provided love, comfort and assistance to Nan and her family. The doctors and nurses at Grand River Hospital, Care givers at Lisaard House and nurses who visited Nan at her home. www.futher-franklinfuneralhome.com1a

1aWaterloo Region Record Newspaper 3 Nov 2011 
Nancy Erb
 
9656 In Wilmot, Waterloo Co., C. W, at the residence of Abraham Bricker, son of the deceased, on the 14th October, Nancy, wife of the late John Bricker, at the advanced age of 91 years, 10 months, and 2 days. She came from Cumberland Co., Pa., to Canada in the Spring of 1802, and lived here, respected by all, to the day of her death. She was a sister of Daniel and Jacob Erb, to whom the German Company Tract of Waterloo Township was deeded in 1865, also of Abraham Erb, the founder of Waterloo Village. She was buried on the 16th in the old burying-ground in the village of Blair. This is the oldest piece of ground selected for burying purposes in Waterloo, and she was the one who made the selection. Sixty-two years ago, while her husband was away to the States, one of her sons died, and as there was no place to bury the dead she went up to the hill, a little distance from where they were then living, and found an open little little(sic) place where she decided to bury her dead. She planted a tree at the foot of the little grave which tree is now about ten inches in diameter. She herself gave ground for a public cemetery, and for that reason wished to be buried there. Moses Bowman and Daniel Wismer officiated on the occasion. Only one or two are still living who came to Canada so early as the deceased.- Waterloo Chronicle\b01a

1a\bHerald of Truth November 1866 - Vol. III, No. 11 Page 92
 
Nancy Erb
 
9657 Nafziger, Nancy, daughter of Christian L. and Elizabeth (Oesch) Erb, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Sept. 21, 1892; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., July 3, 1974; aged 81 y. On June 23, 1912, she was married to Daniel Nafziger, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Elmer, Emmerson, Floyd, and Leonard), 5 daughters (Vera - Mrs. Harold Wismer, Edna - Mrs. Laverne Zehr, Betty - Mrs. Gerald Steffler, Dorothy - Mrs. Alvin Martin, Erma - Mrs. Lyle Coverett), one brother (Edward), and 3 sisters (Sarah - Mrs. Daniel Bellar, Elizabeth - Mrs. Elkannah Kennel, and Mary - Mrs. Alvin Steinman), 34 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. She was a member of Maple View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 7, in charge of Alvin Leis and Jacob Roes; interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 32 - August 13, 1974 - page 622 
Nancy Erb
 
9658 Nancy Erb, "was born February 15th, 1794. She was married to Daniel Snyder who was born December 21st, 1797, and died March 14th, 1884. They resided in the town of Waterloo where he was doing a paying mercantile business. She died November 15th, 1865. They had no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Erb
 
9659 Nancy Erb, "was born March 6th, 1813. She was married to Samuel Shupe who was born October 25th, 1824, and died in Berlin, December 7th, 1889. She died in Blenheim Township, July 6th, 1889. To them was born a family of three children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Erb
 
9660 Nancy Erb, "was married to Isaac Anderson. They resided in Hamilton, Ontario. To them were born two children, namely: Elizabeth and Joseph."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Erb
 
9661 Ropp, Nancy Erb, daughter of Christian G. and Lena (Brenneman) Erb, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Jan. 22, 1896; died at Mornington Twp., Ont., Mar. 22, 1989; aged 93 y. On Apr. 10, 1932, she was married to Menno Ropp, who died on Aug. 16, 1976. Surviving are one daughter (Madeline Poole), one son (Christian Ropp), 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Poole Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 25, in charge of David Brubacher; interment in Poole Mennonite Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 82, Number 18 - May 2, 1989 - page 317, 318. 
Nancy Erb
 
9662 Steinman, Nancy, daughter of Jacob and Barbara (Lichty) Erb, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Oct. 12, 1910; died of heart failure at the Maple View Church, Sept. 19, 1971; aged 60 y. 11 m. 7 d. On Dec. 11, 1935, she was married to Clayton Steinman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Floyd, Roy, and Orville), 2 daughters (Bernice - Mrs. Mahlon Wagler and Marie - Mrs. Ronald Gerber), 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers (David L. and John L.), and one sister (Mary). She was preceded in death by one brother (Samuel) and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Maple View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 21, in charge of Jacob Roes and Alvin Leis; interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXIV, Number 47 - December 7, 1971 - pages 1019, 1020 
Nancy Erb
 
9663 Nancy Ann Erb, "was born May 19th, 1819. She was married to John Emery. They resided near Wilmot Centre where he was engaged in farming. He died June 16th, 1886. They had no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Ann Erb
 
9664 Nelson Erb, "is a veterinary surgeon and resides at Faribault, Minn., U. S. He is unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nelson Erb
 
9665 Nelson L. Erb, "was born February 12th, 1831. He is married to Adelaide Comfort. They reside at Mayville, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nelson L. Erb
 
9666 Nicholaus Erb, "(contributed by Levi Reist, Warwick, Pennsylvania) the first known ancestor of this name, came to America with his family in 1722. He was a Swiss by birth and, it is said, his father desired him to become a Catholic priest, but he joined the Mennonites and left his native country on account of religious persecutions. He resided for some time before he emigrated to this country at a place called 'Wester Walter Hoff'. Where this place of temporary residence was located is not known. Probably it may have been a farm on the outposts of some province in Germany that had dangerous neighbors and the times must have been somewhat turbulent as it is known that he lived under the promised protection of a lord or superior, and in case of an unexpected attack it had been agreed that he should give notice by firing a gun. It is also related that, either to try the efficiency of the signal or the faithfulness of his landlord, he fired the gun and in a short time had the satisfaction of seeing his protector with his retainers coming to his assistance as fast as horses could bring them. He settled on Hammar Creek, Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near where the mill lately owned by David Erb, now stands. He was a farmer by occupation. His family consisted of five children, four sons and one daughter. Their names were John, Nicholaus, Christian, Jacob, and Magdalena. Nicholaus Erb, the old progenitor of the race, was born in 1679 and died in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the year 1740, aged 61 years and a few months. (From Rev. Benjamin Eby): Of the sons of John and Nicholaus no information has been received but, no doubt, many of their descendants are at present scattered over the state of Pennsylvania. Of the third son, Christian, we have but little information. He was born in Switzerland in 1703, and tradition has it that he was married to Maria Winger in 1725. She came to this country with her foster parents when quite young. Her parents died in Switzerland when she was only a few months old. Christian and Maria Erb resided in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near his father's homestead. Their family consisted of four children"1a

1a\bThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nicholaus Erb
 
9667 Noah C. Erb, "was born June 30th, 1839. He is married to Catharine Knarr. They reside on the north side of his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Erb.-Noah Erb was born in Waterloo township on June 30, 1839; died at his home in Waterloo, Ont., Aug. 6, 1914; aged 75 y. 1 m. 7 d. On May 6, 1862, he was married to Catharine Knorr, in which union they lived till death parted them, leaving to mourn his loss, a widow, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. About 30 years ago he united with the Mennonite Church, in which he was faithful to the end. He was very hard of hearing and could not understand much in church services, yet his place in church was seldom empty, as long as health and circumstances permitted, as he enjoyed the presence of God's children. May our loss be his eternal gain.Funeral services were conducted at the home on Aug. 8 by Noah Stauffer and at the Waterloo Church by Noah Hunsberger in English from Rev. 14:13, and by Jonas Snider from Heb. 2:6 in German.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 25 - September 17, 1914, page 407 
Noah C. Erb
 
9668 Noah L. Erb Noah L. Erb, 67, of RR 2, Petersburg, died today in Mannheim at his home. Born Jan. 31, 1888, in Ellice Township, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joel Erb, he had lived in Wilmot Township since he was six years old. He was a member of St. Agatha Amish Mennonite Church. Surviving are five sons, Clayton, Melvin, Vernon and Ray of RR 2, Petersburg, and Wilfred of RR 2, Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Luella) Nafziger of Baden and Miss Edna Erb at home; a brother, Christian, of Sebastopol and a sister, Mrs. Albert Kennel, RR 2, Petersburg. There are 11 grandchildren. His wife, the former Nancy Gascho, predeceased him in 1943. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until noon Sunday when removal will be made to St. Agatha Amish Mennonite Church where the funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Oct 1955 
Noah L. Erb
 
9669 Erb, Norman O., son of John L. and Barbara (Oesch) Erb, was born near Wellesley, Ont., May 13, 1908; died at his home in Wellesley, Ont., Aug. 18, 1979; aged 71 y. On Nov. 22, 1934, he was married to Clara Yutzy, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Wilfred, Stanley, Ralph, and Lloyd), 9 grandchildren, one brother (Daniel), and one sister (Mattie-Mr. Allan Gingerich). He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and one sister. He was a member of Mapleview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 21, in charge of Alvin Leis and Jacob Roes; interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 72, Number 40 - October 2, 1979 - page 790

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ERB, Norman O.
On Saturday, Aug. 18, 1979, at his home, 80 William St. S., Wellesley, Norman O. Erb, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John L. Erb. Born in Wellesley Township 71 years ago. A member of the Maple View Mennonite Church. He farmed in the Third Line of the Wellesley Township, retiring eight years ago. Beloved husband of the former Clara Yutzi of Wellesley; dear father of Wilfred and Lloyd, both of Route 2, Wellesley, Stanley of Wellesley and Ralph of Seven Persons, Alta.; dear brother of Daniel of Kitchener and Mattie (Mrs. Allen Gingerich) of Baden. Also survived by nine grandchildren. Predeceased by four brothers and one sister. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley, until noon Tuesday, Aug. 21, when removal will be made to the Maple View Mennonite Church for the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Alvin Leis and Rev. Jacob Roes will officiate. Interment will follow in the church.2a

2aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Aug 1979 
Norman O. Erb
 
9670 Oliver Erb, "was born February 17th, 1866. On March 31st, 1892, he was married to Eliza Rodda. They are engaged in farming and have one child"1a

1aFrom The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Oliver Erb
 
9671 Oliver C. Erb, "the eighth child of Abraham Erb, was born in Blenheim, Ontario, June 6th, 1850. He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is engaged as a machinist. On December 24th, 1872, he was married to Annie Hampson Crewe who was born in England, November 20th, 1851. To them were born (in Grand Rapids, Michigan) five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Oliver C. Erb
 
9672 Erb. - Bro. Peter Erb was born March 30, 1840, in Alsace, Germany; died Aug. 18, 1912, near Milford, Nebr. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Jansi. To this union were born twelve children. His wife and six children preceded him to the spirit world. He was again married to widow Lena Becker
His death was caused by heart trouble and dropsy, from which he suffered very much for several months; but he bore it all patiently and often expressed a desire to depart from this world, and be with Christ. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Leaves to mourn his departure, wife, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 4 step-children, 91 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services at the East Fairview Church near Milford, Nebr., conducted by the brethren Wm. Schlegel, Jos. Rediger and Jacob Stauffer. Peace to his ashes.1a

1aGospel Herald, Sept, 1912 
Peter Erb
 
9673 Peter Erb, "son of Christian Erb, and grandson of Nicholaus Erb, was born in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and resided near Mannheim of the said county. He was born in 1736 and married to Susannah Schäffer. They had a large family. The names of five of the sons were Daniel, Peter, John, Christian, and Jacob. The two eldest, Daniel and Peter, moved to Canada in 1807. The descendants of the others are to be found in Pennsylvania."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Peter remained in Pennsylvania 
Peter Erb
 
9674 Peter Erb, "the second son of Peter and Anna (Schãeffer) Erb, and brother to Daniel Erb, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 13th, 1787. On December 14th, 1806, he was married to Susannah Bomberger who was born in the same place, September 17th, 1787, and died April 3rd, 1867. In 1807 they, with others, moved to Canada and settled in what is now Waterloo County, Ontario. They located on the west bank of the Grand River, about two miles north of Bridgeport, on the farm now known as the 'Wismer Farm'. Here they resided until their deaths. He died February 24th, 1865. To them were born eleven children, all born in Waterloo County, Ontario"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_______________________


On Febr. 24th, in Waterloo Co., Canada West, of apoplexy, Bro. Peter Erb, aged 78 years, 1 month and 10 days. He was born in the State of Pennsylvania-was married on the 14th of November 1806, with Susanna Bomberger and emigrated to Canada in 1807, where, as a peaceable citizen, he experienced, with others, the difficulties of a new country. He had, with his wife, who is still living, 11 children, three sons and eight daughters. He enjoyed good health generally until he reached his 75th year, when his strong bodily powers were shattered by a stroke of apoplexy, from which he suffered by repeated attacks until at last, as we hope, he fell asleep in the Lord. DAVID SHERK2a

2aHerald of Truth April 1865 - Vol. II, No.4 Page 31, 32 
Peter Erb
 
9675 Peter C. Erb, "the eldest in family, was born February 16th, 1810. On March 26th, 1832, he was married to Mary Ann Clemens who was born August 16th, 1816, and died March 26th, 1893. They resided on the farm now owned by Levi P. Snyder where he died February 26th, 1873. Their family consisted of nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Peter C. Erb
 
9676 Peter C. Erb, "was born February 5th, 1843. He is married to Margaret Kercher. They reside near Fordwich, Huron County, Ontario, where he possesses a beautiful farm. To them were born nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Peter C. Erb
 
9677 Lived with Christian Lichti & Leah Erb. Rebecca Erb
 
9678 ERB, Dr. R. Gordon Gordon moved from his earthly life to eternal life on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Grand River Hospital after being ill a brief time. He was 87 years of age. Born and raised in Toronto, he was a medical doctor at St. Anthony and Baie Verte, Newfoundland in the 1950s and in Cambridge from 1961 to 1996. He loved his tree farm near Owen Sound. He was actively involved at Wanner Mennonite Church since 1961 and supported the work of the wider Mennonite Church through his various activities and contributions over the years. For years he was closely involved with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. He was pre- deceased by his brother John and sister Margaret and is survived by his sister Olive Tipp (Charles) of Alberta. In 1949 he married Dorothy Thornton who survives him. Their three children John (Shireen Palamkote) of Lansdowne, Ontario, Anne Panciera (Michael) of Berea, Kentucky, Margaret Erb ( Peter Schonherr) of Ottawa survive him, and six grandchildren: Nicholaus (Becky) Bauman, Conrad Erb, Katie Panciera (Ben Miller), Anthony Panciera, Lydia and Eileen Schonherr, and three great-grandchildren. Much loved by Betti Erb (Greg Van Horn). Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and the memorial service on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with both visitation and memorial service taking place at Wanner Mennonite Church, 1725 Beaverdale Road, Hespeler. Cremation has taken place. Donations in memory of Gordon to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) (for Typhoon Haiyan Response) or Wanner Mennonite Church would be appreciated. Romans 8:28 We know that in all things God works for good to those who love Him. Dr. Robert Gordon Erb
 
9679 ERB, Russel T.

At the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Sunday, Sept., 28, 1997, age 88 years. Mr. Erb was the owner and operator of R.T. Erb Garage in Waterloo for 45 years. Member of First United Church, Waterloo, the Waterloo Wellington Flying Club, the Khaki Club, Bridgeport Rod and Gun Club and member of the Lake Rosaland Association. Loving husband of the former Lorene Gerth. Dear father of Lynda Beam and her husband Pat of Maryhill. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Michael Beam and his wife Lori of St. Clements, David Beam of St. Clements and his friend Tracey Young, of Mary Hill. Also survived by a brother Ray and his wife Jean of Waterloo; a sister, Dorothy Knechtel and her husband Joe of Breslau. Mr. Erb's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S. Waterloo, today (Monday) from 7-9 and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Judy Keenan-Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.

The Record 29 Sep 1997 pg B4 
Russel Talmage Erb
 
9680 Albrecht-. Ruth Erb, 88, Harrisonburg, Va., died June 26. Spouse: Emmanuel Albrecht (deceased). Parents: Michael and Nancy Bast Erb. Children: Sharon, Karen Splinter-Albrecht, James, Mary Abel; six grandchildren. Funeral: June 30 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.1a

1aThe Mennonite August 5, 2003, pages 26-27, Vol. 6, No. 15. 
Ruth Nancy Erb
 
9681 Salome Erb, "the fourth daughter, was born August 4th, 1808. She was married to Samuel Reist who was born January 1st, 1795, and died January 20th, 1883. They resided on a farm in Woolwich Township, near St. Jacobs, where he died. She died in Berlin with her daughter, Sarah Ann (Mrs. Philip Briding), on January 15th, 1888. To them was born a family of seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Salome Erb
 
9682 Samuel Erb, "the eldest son of John and Magdalena Erb, was born January 4th, 1792. On June 25th, 1816, he was married to Mary Lewis who was born August 14th, 1795, and died March 26th, 1877. They resided for many years about two miles south-east of Berlin, on the farm lately owned by Israel Snider, where there family was born. Later they moved to Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, where he died June 26th, 1878. Their family consisted of eleven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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ERB.-June 26th, in Middlesex Co., Ont., SAMUEL ERB, aged 84 years, 5 months and several days.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 8 - August 1878, pages 141, 143 and 144 
Samuel Erb
 
9683 Samuel E. Erb, "the eldest son of David and Nancy Erb, was born July 28th, 1822. He is married to Lucy Berget and resides at Silver Creek, New York State. Their family consists of four children, namely: Willie, Walter, and another son and a daughter whose names were not received"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel E. Erb
 
9684 Erb, Samuel L., son of Jacob and Barbara (Lichti) Erb, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Nov. 11, 1905; died after a long illness at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., April 18, 1963; aged 57 y. 5 m. 7 d. On June 20, 1929, he was married to Lydia Wagler, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Vernon and Edmund), 2 daughters (Vera and Erma), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers (David and John), and 2 sisters (Nancy-Mrs. Clayton Steinman and Mary). Two sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Maple View A.M. Church, where funeral services were held April 21, in charge of Christian Streicher and Alvin Leis.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 24 - June 18, 1963 - pages 534, 535, 536.

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SAMUEL L. ERB
Samuel L. Erb, 57, R.R. 2, Wellesley, died Thursday, April 18th, at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, after a lengthy illness. He was born November 11, 1905, in Wellesley Township and farmed on the Third Line of Wellesley all his life. He was a member of the Maple View Amish Mennonite Church. He was predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Erb, the former Barbara Lichty, and two sisters. In June, 1929, he married Lydia Wagler who survives him. Other survivors are two sons, Vernon, Wellesley; Edward, R.R. Wellesley; two daughters, Vera, Kitchener; Erma, R.R. 2, Wellesley; two brothers, David, Wellesley; John, R.R. 2, Wellesley; two sisters, Mrs. Clayton (Nancy) Steinman, Wellesley; Mary, R.R. 2, Wellesley; and two grandchildren. The body rested at the Futher funeral home, Wellesley, until Sunday when a short service was held there at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service was held at Maple View Amish Mennonite Church at 2:30 p.m. with Bishop Christian Streicher officiating Burial was made in the church cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Apr 1963
 
Samuel L. Erb
 
9685 Samuel L. Erb, "was born September 13th, 1820. He was married to Miss Annie Kay. They resided in the town of Waterloo where he was engaged in the mercantile business in partnership with Mr. John Shuh until his death which took place June 27th, 1861. To them was born a family of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel L. Erb
 
9686 Samuel Erb, "was born March 20th, 1860. He is a druggist and chemist and resides in Rochester, New York. He is married but name of wife was not received"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Nelson Erb
 
9687 Erb. --- Samuel O., son of John L. Erb and Barbara Osch was born April 28, 1897, in Wellesley Twp., Ont.; died at his home neat Crossbill, Ont., Sept. 30, 1950; aged 53 y. 5 m. 2 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Maple View Amish Mennonite Church near Wellesley, remaining a faithful member until death. On June 18, 1924, he was united in marriage to Minetta Kennel, of the same congregation. On July 9, 1944, he was ordained to the ministry in this congregation, in which he labored faithfully until death. Surviving are his bereaved companion, one son (Arlan, at home), 5 brothers (Moses, Daniel, Christian, and Norman, all of Wellesley Twp.; and David, of Wilmot Twp.) and 2 sisters (Magdlena-Mrs. Allan Gingerich and Katherine-Mrs. Daniel Steinman, both of Wilmot Twp.). He passed away while at his desk preparing a sermon. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Valentine Nafziger and at the Maple View Church by Peter Nafziger and Earl J. Maust. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 51 - December 19, 1950 ---- page 1253, 1254 
Samuel O. Erb
 
9688 Sarah Erb, "the eldest of the named family, was born December 10th, 1820, and was first married to William Tohman. Their family consisted of two children, Lydia Ann, and Levi. Lydia Ann was married to John Thaler. She died a few years ago, leaving a family of several children, all grown. Levi belongs to the Regulars of the English Army. During his services he has been stationed at Gibraltar, Malta, Windsor, London, Liverpool, and at present he is in southern England. After the decease of her first husband she was married to Daniel Burkholder who died April 11th, 1891. She still resides in Bridgeport, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Erb
 
9689 Sarah Erb, "the second and younger daughter of John and Mary (Eby) Erb's family, was born June 7th, 1866. She is unmarried and is home with her parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Erb
 
9690 Sarah Erb, "was born April 4th, 1823. She was married to Rev. Daniel Wismer who was born July 29th, 1820. They resided on the old 'Peter Erb Farm', north of Bridgeport, until 1877 when they moved to Marion, Kansas, where she died October 17th, 1885. Their family consisted of seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Erb
 
9691 Sarah Erb, "was born December 16th, 1840. She is married to Abraham Oberholtzer, a farmer. They reside near Freeport, on the old 'Bechtel Farm'. To them are born six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Erb
 
9692 Sarah Ann Erb, "the ninth child of Abraham Erb, was born February 29th, 1852. She is married to Daniel Thompson and has a family of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Ann Erb
 
9693 Sephrona Erb, "the youngest in family, is married to a Mr. Martin. They reside in Kansas, U. S., where he is engaged in the mercantile business."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sephrona Erb
 
9694 Simon C. Erb, "was born March 16th, 1848. He is married to Charlotte Brighton. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged in the printing office of The German Printing & Publishing Company. Their family consists of five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Simon Clemens Erb
 
9695 Solomon Erb, "travelling agent for The Berlin Shirt & Collar Co., Limited, is married to Frances Warner and resides in the town of Berlin. His family consists of six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

__________________________

Another well known resident of Berlin was removed by the hand of God this morning when Solomon Erb passed at his home on Church St., after suffering acutely with erysipelas for two weeks. Deceased who was a large strong man, the picture of health, was a traveller in the employ of the Berlin Shirt and Collar Co., and also of the Roschman Button Works, Waterloo. He was, until about 6 years ago engaged in general store keeping in Bloomingdale, at which place he was born 45 years ago, but gave that up the store to go on on the road. He was popular with those who knew him and was a member of the A. O. U. W. and it is understood carried insurance with them to the amount of $2,000. He also carried $1,000 in the Travellers' Association. A widow and seven children most of whom are small, are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father, and they have the sympathy of the community in their sad affliction. 2a

2aWaterloo Chronicle 3 Aug 1899 
Solomon Erb
 
9696 Stella Blanche Erb, "born March 5th, 1889."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Stella Blanche Erb
 
9697 Susan Erb, "was born November 27th, 1829. In 1851 she was married to Egbert Chapman. They followed farming and now reside in Lancaster, Erie County, New York. They have had two children, namely: Laura, married to a Mr. Choate, and Emery, a farmer."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susan Erb
 
9698 Susan Erb, "was born April 5th, 1834. She is married to Luke Robinson and resides in Thedford, Bosanquet Township, Huron County, Ontario. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Erb
 
9699 Susannah Erb, "daughter of Christian and Maria (Scherch) Erb, was born March 17th, 1762, and died January 22nd, 1844. In 1781 she was married to Jacob Brubacher who was born June 11th, 1758, and died of yellow fever, August 31st, 1793. After their marriage they moved on his father's homestead in Elizabeth (part of Warwick) Township, Lancaster County, where they had seven children, namely:... She remained a widow for upwards of fifty years and raised her family save John, the second of the children, who died of small-pox when a lad of nine years of age. Two of her children, Mary and John, moved to Canada. Mary was married to Bishop Benjamin Eby and came to Canada in 1807 (see family of Benjamin Eby). John was married to Catharine Sherk and came to Canada in 1816 (see family of John Brubacher). In 1809 the mother paid a visit to her daughter, Mary, and her brothers and sisters who had moved here a few years previously, besides her parents who had their home with old Christian Schneider. Here she remained until September of the same year when she returned to her family in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In the year 1816 she paid her second visit to this part of the country. This time her youngest son, John, accompanied her. He was unmarried. She remained here two years with her son for whom she kept house when he commenced on his farm which was composed of lot No. 59, German Company's Tract. After his marriage she returned to the land of her fathers to spend her remaining days in serving her Lord more fully so that when the death summons should call her away, she would be ready to meet her Lord in peace. It is related that on her last journey across the Alleghany Mountains she noticed a large rattle snake lying in the middle of the road. She dismounted her pony and with a well aimed blow killed the dangerous serpent, thus proving herself to be a woman of courage."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Erb
 
9700 Susannah Erb, "the sixth child, was born December 26th, 1845. On December 10th, 1861, she was married to John Christie who was born in Fifeshire, Scotland, January 11th, 1836. To them were born five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Erb
 
9701 Susannah Erb, "the sixth daughter, was born November 13th, 1810. On March 28th, 1830, she was married to Samuel Shantz who was born January 16th, 1811, and died January 18th, 1895. They resided about three miles west of Berlin where she died October 7th, 1844. To them were born ten children, namely: Levi (dead), Odo (dead), Mary Ann, Nancy, Samuel E., Dio (dead), Isaac E., Menno E., Barbara, and Aaron E. (Levi, Odo, and Dio died quite young; others all arrived at maturity and were married.)"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Erb
 
9702 Susannah Erb, "was born February 6th, 1803. She was married to Isaac Salyards who was born April 26th, 1802, and died December 29th, 1856. They resided on a farm near Preston where she died August 6th, 1844, leaving a family of five children, namely: Magdalena, John, Harriet, Abraham, and William who disappeared about thirty years ago, since then nothing has been heard of him. The others were all married and resided in different parts of the country, but at present there is not one living any more."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Erb
 
9703 Susannah Erb, "was born November 27th, 1816. On June 10th, 1834, she was married to Peter Bricker who was born May 16th, 1808, and died June 8th, 1892. She died February 23rd, 1892. To them were born five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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BRICKER.--On the 23rd inst., in Wilmot., Susannah, beloved wife of Peter Bricker, aged 75 years, I month and 26 days.

New Hamburg Independent 26 Feb 1892 pg 3 
Susannah Erb
 
9704 Thomas Erb, "resides in South Chicago where he is engaged in one of the smelting works. He is married but name of wife has not been received."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Thomas Erb
 
9705 Urias Erb, "resides in Berlin where he is engaged as ironer in the Berlin Shirt and Collar Factory. He is married to Louisa Lang. His family consists of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Urias Erb
 
9706 KOEHLER, Vera Catherine (nee Erb)

Passed away, peacefully, with family at her side, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Monday, May 30, 2016, at the age of 83. Vera was born in Wellesley Township on June 25, 1932, a daughter of the late Samuel and Lydia (Wagler) Erb. She was a member of Kitchener Baptist Church. Loving mother of Fred Koehler and his wife Brenda of Shakespeare, Annette Riopelle and her husband Cliff of Ottawa, and grandmother of Katherine, Nick, Jack, and Will. Dear sister of Vernon Erb and his wife Viola and Erma Bisset. Sister-in-law of Marjorie Erb and her husband Stan and Shirley Westwood and her husband Mark. Vera will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Vera was predeceased by her beloved husband, Fred Koehler, on October 7, 2002, brother Edmund Erb and brother-in-law Craig Bisset. Vera's family will receive relatives and friends at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Saturday, June 4 from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday, June 5 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Kitchener Baptist Church, 1720 Glasgow St., Kitchener on Monday, June 6 from 10:00 -10:45 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jerry A. Burns officiating. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg. A reception will follow at the church. Condolences for the family and memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Kitchener Baptist Church may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

Waterloo Region Record 4 Jun 2016 
Vera Catherine Erb
 
9707 Bender, Fannie, daughter of Joel and Catherine (Gingerich) Erb, was born in East Zorra, Feb. 15, 1891; died at Maples Rest Home, Tavistock, Ont., Aug. 23, 1978; aged 87 y. On Nov. 30, 1911, she was married to Christian R. Bender, who died on June 6, 1964. Surviving are 3 sons (Ervin, Wilmer, and Anson), 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was a member of Cassel Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at East Zorra Mennonite Church on Aug. 25, in charge of Ephraim Gingerich and Vernon Zehr; interment in church cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 71, Number 37 - September 19, 1978 - page 722  
Veronica Erb
 
9708 Widrick - Veronica, daughter of Joel and Barbara (Leichty) Erb, was born near Baden, Ont., May 26, 1869; passed away April 12, 1950; aged 80 y. 10 m. 17 d. She had been in failing health for a number of years. On Feb. 12, 1891, she was united in marriage to John N. Widrick, of Croghan, Lewis Co., N. Y., who preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1947. Surviving are 2 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Jacob Yousey, Castorland, N. Y.; and Emma Mrs. Andrew Moser, Copenhagen, N. Y.), 3 sons (Joel, Copenhagen, N. Y.; and John and Aaron, both of Lowville, N. Y.), 25 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. John Sterie, Tavistock, Ont.; Mrs. Albert Kennel, Petersburg, Ont.), and 3 brothers (Menno, Bomberg, Ont.; Christian, Tavistock; and Noah, Petersburg). Two sons and 2 daughters (Menno, Ezra, Clara, and Mollie-Mrs. Andrew Lehman, Jr.) preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. She often expressed her desire to be with her Lord. The funeral was conducted at the home of her son (Aaron) by Joseph Nafziger and at the Dadville A. M. Church by Elias Zehr. Her body was laid to rest beside those of her husband and children in the Croghan Cemetery. She had 1 daughter with David Widrick, and 8 children with John Widrick.

Gospel Herald, June 27, 1950 
Veronica Erb
 
9709 JANTZI, Mrs. Ezra (Fannie) - Peacefully, on Wednesday, June 2, 1993, at Milverton Nursing Home, Mrs. Fannie (Erb) Jantzi, formerly of Wellesley. Mrs. Jantzi was born in Wellesley township 89 years ago. She was the daughter of the late Menno L. Erb and the late Annie Boshart. Fannie was a member of the Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church, RR 2, Wellesley. Beloved mother of Annie and her husband Alvin Erb of RR 1, Gads Hill, Erma Kuntze of RR 1, Brunner, Elmer and his wife Joan Jantzi of Wellesley; daughter-in-law of Eleanor Jantzi of Kitchener; dear sister of Aaron Erb of Lowville, N.Y.; sister-in-law of Matilda (Mrs. Ezra Erb) of Sebringville and Vera (Mrs. Eli Jantzi) of Lowville, N.Y. Lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband,. Ezra B. Jantzi, May 9, 1988; one son, Allan, October 20, 1979; son-in-law, Russell Kuntze, 1977; three brothers, Michael, Eli and Ezra and sisters-in-law, Rosella Erb and Mary Erb. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St. W., Wellesley, where the family will receive relatives and friends, this evening (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A family service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, June 5, 1993 at 0:30 a.m. followed by the funeral service at the Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church at 10 a.m. Bishop Arthur Gerber will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials to the Red Cross Home-makers or to the Tri-County Mennonite Homes, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy for the late Fannie Jantzi.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Jun 1993 
Veronica B. "Fannie" Erb
 
9710 Veronica E. Erb, "was born August 6th, 1830, and died October 17th, 1853. She was married to George Fischer. Her family consisted of one daughter named Louisa."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica E. Erb
 
9711 Violet May Erb, "born February 13, 1894."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Violet May Erb
 
9712 partial obituary

Wesley Erb, 82, died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack suffered while at work on his farm situated two miles west of New Dundee. The late Mr. Erb was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Feb. 5, 1859, a s/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Erb. He farmed for many years and in his younger years took an active part in municipal affairs and served several years as councillor. Later he served as reeve of Wilmot township. Surviving are one son, Lloyd, of RR3 Kitchener, one daughter, Miss Laura Erb at home. Three grandchildren also survive. His wife predeceased him in 1932. . . Blenheim Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Nov 1941 
Wesley G. Erb
 
9713 ERB, Wilfred "Wilf" David Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, to be with his Lord, on Thursday, March 11, 2010, in his 85th year. Wilfred, beloved husband of Rita (nee Weber) for 59 years. Loving father of Cynthia and her husband Wayne Greulich of Arthur, Brenda and her husband Peter Roberts of Collingwood and Jeffrey and his wife Debbie of Smiths Falls. Dear grandpa of six, greatgrandpa of eight, step-grandpa of three and step-great-grandpa of seven. Dear brother of Edna O'Brien and the late Clayton, Vernon, Melvin, Raymond and Luella Nafziger. Visitation will be held at Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood, on Sunday, March 14, 2010, from 3-5 p.m. and at Cornerstone Church, 20 Batteaux Rd, Nottawa, on Monday from 11-12 p.m. followed by a funeral service in the church at 12 p.m. www.chattersonfuneralhome.com
 
Wilfred David Erb
 
9714 Wilhelmina Irene Erb, "born August 22nd, 1884."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Wilhelmina Irene Erb
 
9715 Wilhelmine Erb, "was born February 10th 1836. She was married to Isaac Kinzie. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Wilhelmine Erb
 
9716 William Erb, "was born April 11th, 1863. On September 26th, 1892, he was married to Agnes McBride. They reside in Michigan where he is engaged in farming. To them is born one child"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William Erb
 
9717 William H. Erb, "was born October 6th, 1849. He is married to Emily Kinzinger. They reside in Dublin, Ontario, where he is engaged in buying grain. His family consists of two children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William H. Erb
 
9718 William L. Erb, "was born August 22nd, 1828. He is married to Lydia Bowman. They reside at South River, Muskoka, Ontario, where he is engaged in the lumber business. Their family consists of eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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In the census of 1901 living with William and his wife was a grand daughter Amy who was born 25 July 1893. 
William Lewis Erb
 
9719 Erb. - William O. Erb, son of Christian L. and Elizabeth Erb, was born in Wellesley, Ont., Oct. 11, 1898; passed away Dec. 11, 1928; aged 30 y. 2 m. He came to Michigan in 1918. On Dec. 14, 1921, he was united in marriage to Alice Wideman. To this union was born one daughter, Anna Mae. He leaves his sorrowing wife, daughter, father, mother, 2 brothers, 6 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. He had been failing in health for the last two years, but his case was not thought serious until the last few weeks of his life. He gave himself fully into the hands of the Lord and said, "Thy will be done." In 1913 he accepted his Lord and united with the Maple View A. M. Church, Wellesley, Ont. When he came to Michigan he united with the Berne Mennonite Church and remained faithful until the end. He will be greatly missed at church services, for he was always present when health permitted. Funeral services were held at the Berne Mennonite Church on Dec. 14 by Bros. Chris Schrag, Zurich, Ont., and S. J. Miller. Text, Heb. 9:27. Interment in the Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 40 - January 3, 1929, p. 830-831 
William O. Erb
 
9720 ERBA, Gerardo

Passed away suddenly, at his residence, in Cambridge, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at the age of 82. Loving and devoted husband of Antonetta. Cherished father of Umberto Erba (Georgette), Angelo Erba (Nicole) and Tony Erba. Gerardo will also be sadly missed by his family and friends in Canada and Italy. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Monday, February 18, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 53 Wellington St., Cambridge, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 17 Feb 2013 
Gerardo Erba
 
9721 William H. Erbach, one of the most prominent citizens of Baden, whose circle of acquaintances extended far beyond the borders of Waterloo County, passed away last Friday. He had been, for many years the book-keeper in Mr. Livingston's businesses and along with this, also ran an insurance and fuel office. About 23 years ago, he married Charlotta Flowers, who, along with four children, Charlotta, Augusta, Philip, and Herbert, survives him. The father of the deceased, Mr. Philip Erbach, also resides in Baden. The deceased, who attained the age of 43 years, was affected, about one year ago, by Bright's kidney disease, which was, some time ago, accompanied by dropsy. On Friday, he was quite suddenly struck by strong pains of the heart and shortly thereafter, he expired. Burial followed on Tuesday afternoon, with a large attendance.1a

1aBerliner Journal December 3, 1903 Page 4 - Column 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library 
William Henry Erbach
 
9722 Address 2050 KRESSLER RD,
TOWNSHIP OF WELLESLEY Property Code Category SPECIAL PURPOSE Survey Description SECTION EAST CON A PT LOT 5 Acres 2.05 Roll Number 302402000114100 Teranet PIN 221720138 
Allemang Church Gone See St. Paul's Lutheran Church Erbsville Erbsville
 
9723 St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Begun: 1852

St. Paul's, associated with St. Peter's, Heidelberg, was founded in 1852 by Rev. Franz Adam Peifer (1852-1859). Land was donated for a cement block church (since known as Allemang Church) and cemetery, which were located several miles north of Erbsville. The church was completed in 1853 and the Kirchenbuch (Church Book) was begun in the next year, 1854, by Rev. Peifer. The present yellow brick church was built in 1877 in the village. Rev. Peifer died in 1859 and in 1860 Rev. Daniel Stahlschmidt began his ministry to the two congregations of St. Paul's and St. Peter's, Heidelberg; he was followed by Rev. J. Brezing in 1873 who ministered to the congregation until 1887. Services in German were conducted in this church from the beginning until 1939 when German language services were discontinued. An addition was built on the back of the church in 1952.

[The stone marker above the front door reads: "Evan. Lutheran/St. Paulus Kirche/1877".]

Records:
Baptism dates: 1878- Location of records: St. Peter's, Heidelberg
Marriage dates: 1878- Location of records: St. Peter's, Heidelberg
Burial dates: 1878- Location of records: St. Peter's, Heidelberg

An old book, containing Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, and Communicants' records for the years 1854-1877, is located at the Eastern Canada Synod Lutheran Church Archives at Wilfrid Laurier University. Text in the book is in German.

[ADDRESS/LOCATION: In Erbsville, on the east side of the road. The Church is one of a two-point charge with St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Heidelberg. Contact Heidelberg-Erbsville Lutheran Church Parish; St. Clements 699-4171]
References: Cronmiller 1961:120-121; Eylands 1945:77-78; R. Taylor 1986; WHS 1961(49):69-71.

An old book, containing Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, and Communicants' records for the years 1854-1877, is located at the Eastern Canada Synod Lutheran Church Archives at Wilfrid Laurier University. Text in the book is in German.

[ADDRESS/LOCATION: In Erbsville, on the east side of the road. The Church is one of a two-point charge with St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Heidelberg. Contact Heidelberg-Erbsville Lutheran Church Parish; St. Clements 699-4171]

References: Cronmiller 1961:120-121; Eylands 1945:77-78; R. Taylor 1986; WHS 1961(49):69-711a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]  
Allemang Church Gone See St. Paul's Lutheran Church Erbsville Erbsville
 
9724 Erbsville Methodist Church

Begun: 1867 Closed:

In a letter published in the Christian Guardian of November 26, 1867, Rev. Charles Freshman the German Wesleyan Methodist missionary stationed at Preston wrote: "Last Sunday I was permitted to dedicate to the worship of the Triune God a new church (or meeting-house, as we would call it), in Erbsville, and to preach three times to a very large and devoted congregation".

Records:
Baptism dates: unknown Location of records: unknown
Marriage dates: unknown Location of records: unknown
Burial dates: unknown Location of records: unknown

w Reference: Freshman 1868:282.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Erbsville Methodist Church Erbsville
 
9725 St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Begun: 1852

St. Paul's, associated with St. Peter's, Heidelberg, was founded in 1852 by Rev. Franz Adam Peifer (1852-1859). Land was donated for a cement block church (since known as Allemang Church) and cemetery, which were located several miles north of Erbsville. The church was completed in 1853 and the Kirchenbuch (Church Book) was begun in the next year, 1854, by Rev. Peifer. The present yellow brick church was built in 1877 in the village. Rev. Peifer died in 1859 and in 1860 Rev. Daniel Stahlschmidt began his ministry to the two congregations of St. Paul's and St. Peter's, Heidelberg; he was followed by Rev. J. Brezing in 1873 who ministered to the congregation until 1887. Services in German were conducted in this church from the beginning until 1939 when German language services were discontinued. An addition was built on the back of the church in 1952.

[The stone marker above the front door reads: "Evan. Lutheran/St. Paulus Kirche/1877".]

Records:
Baptism dates: 1878- Location of records: St. Peter's, Heidelberg
Marriage dates: 1878- Location of records: St. Peter's, Heidelberg
Burial dates: 1878- Location of records: St. Peter's, Heidelberg

An old book, containing Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, and Communicants' records for the years 1854-1877, is located at the Eastern Canada Synod Lutheran Church Archives at Wilfrid Laurier University. Text in the book is in German.

[ADDRESS/LOCATION: In Erbsville, on the east side of the road. The Church is one of a two-point charge with St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Heidelberg. Contact Heidelberg-Erbsville Lutheran Church Parish; St. Clements 699-4171]
References: Cronmiller 1961:120-121; Eylands 1945:77-78; R. Taylor 1986; WHS 1961(49):69-71.

An old book, containing Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, and Communicants' records for the years 1854-1877, is located at the Eastern Canada Synod Lutheran Church Archives at Wilfrid Laurier University. Text in the book is in German.

[ADDRESS/LOCATION: In Erbsville, on the east side of the road. The Church is one of a two-point charge with St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Heidelberg. Contact Heidelberg-Erbsville Lutheran Church Parish; St. Clements 699-4171]

References: Cronmiller 1961:120-121; Eylands 1945:77-78; R. Taylor 1986; WHS 1961(49):69-711a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]  
St. Paul's Lutheran Church Erbsville
 
9726 Lived with Andrew and Mary Saltzmann Mary Erch
 
9727 ERDELYI, Steve

1919 - 2013. Passed peacefully on Friday, September 13, 2013, at Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, in his 94th year. Remembered by his loving daughter Linda Erdelyi and his grandchildren, Shaun Boatman and Jessica Boatman. Proud uncle of John (Jackie) Howarth. Cherished older brother of Mary Howarth. Predeceased by devoted wife Mary in 2006. Steve proudly served during WWII on the H.M.S. Mahone. Visitors will be received at T. LITTLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 223 Main Street, Cambridge, from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2013. The funeral service will be conducted out of the Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. Interment at Parklawn Cemetery, Preston.

Waterloo Region Record 14 Sep 2013 
Steve Erdelyi
 
9728 August Erdman was the first owner and the house was built in 1875 it is a 1 1/2 story brick building listed in 1978 as in very good condition and covered with siding. In 1875 the street was named Albert. August Erdman
 
9729 Flash from the Past: Kitchener band played at 1966 'Mall Days'

......Several readers phoned or emailed to identify band members they spotted in the photo.

Shirley Erhardt phoned to say her late husband, Joe Erhardt, was a clarinet player in the band when they met in 1955 and earlier played under conductor Charles Thiele with the Waterloo Musical Society Band. Joe, she recalled, was also the Kitchener band's librarian and had that job when a 1959 fire at its upstairs rehearsal hall on King Street East destroyed the band's collection of musical scores.......1a


1aWaterloo Region Record 17 May 2013 
Joe Erhardt
 
9730 1871 - Barbara Ering is staying with Nicholas Detzler. Barbara Ering
 
9731 Death of Thomas Erly

A gloom was cast over the entire community on Sunday morning last when it became known that Thomas Erly, for many years an esteemed citizen of Waterloo, had passed the bounds of this life to join the majority. The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia. His death was entirely unexpected as but few of our townspeople were aware of his serious illness. On Tuesday last Mr. Erly was to be found at his place of duty at the woollen mills despite the fact that he was feeling unwell. On Wednesday he was instructed by his physician to keep his bed. Owing to an enfeebled constitution brought on by an attack of la grippe some time before, he rapidly grew worse until Sunday morning when death ended his sufferings.

Mr. Erly was born in Yorkshire, England, May 10th 1844, and emigrated to Canada with his wife in 1869 and settled in Waterloo. After a stay here of one and a half years they removed to Ottawa, returning to Waterloo again after an absence of five years to make their home permanently here.
Mr. Erly was a spinner by trade but since coming to Waterloo he filled the position of woolsorter to the Waterloo Woollen Company. He was faithful and diligent in the performance of his duties and was highly esteemed by his fellow employees as was evidenced by their attendance in a body at the funeral, and by the beautiful floral tribute offered consisting of a pillow of carnations and lilies.

The funeral took place on Tuesday and was very largely attended. After a short service in the Methodist church conducted by the Rev. J.A. McLachlan, the remains were interred in the Mount Hope Cemetery.

A widow and two sons are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. Five children predeceased him. The bereaved family will have the sympathy of the entire community in the great and sudden affliction they have been called upon to endure.1a

1aWaterloo County Chronicle 21 Jan 1897 pg 5 
Thomas Erly
 
9732 RUSH, Ruth Irene - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in her 86th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Robert Eby Rush. Loving mother of Harold and his wife Joan, Bryan and his wife Sandy, Gary, all of Cambridge, Maryruth Martin and her husband Dennis of Listowel, Gayle Rush and friend Peter Gray and Kim Rush, all of Cambridge. Also survived by brothers Nelson, Bruce and Earl Ernest and sister Dorothy Locking, 18 Grandchildren and 32 Great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Harold and Christina Ernest and brother Lloyd Ernest. Ruth was a longtime member of Royal Canadian Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 109, Goderich Ontario. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, 519-653-3251, on Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to be held from the Funeral Home on Friday, December 31, 2010 at 10 am with Canon David Bowyer Officiating. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Ruth Irene Ernest
 
9733 Mrs. Agnes Rebelski

New Hamburg - Mrs. Agnes Rebelski, 85, formerly of New Hamburg and a patient of the Scott Pavilion of K-W Hospital for the past three years, died Wednesday at the pavilion. Born April 9, 1871, in this district, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst. She resided in this area most of her life with the exception of seven years when she lived in Toronto. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Her husband, Gottfried Rebelski, predeceased her in 1920. He was a former New Hamburg school teacher. Her only son predeceased her in 1954. The last surviving member of her family, she was also predeceased by three brothers and six sisters. A grandchild, Mrs. Thomas Rowe of Kirkland Lake, survives. The body is at the Futher-Omand Funeral Home, New Hamburg, where the funeral will be conducted Friday at 3:30 p.m. Entombment will be in Riverside Mausoleum. Rev. Milton Hafner will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, February 7, 1957 
Agnes Ernst
 
9734 Obituary - New Hamburg Independent, February 3, 1933
Mrs. Alice Urquhart Died in Toronto

The sad news was received here on Monday forenoon announcing the death of Mrs. Alice Urquhart, sister of the Misses Ernst and Mrs. Rebelski, of this town. She had been ill only a few days with an attack of heart trouble. Her condition was not considered dangerous by the attending physician, but she passed away and was found dead in bed on Monday morning by another member of the household. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst of this town. She was born in Baden but spent her girlhood days in New Hamburg where she was highly esteemed and beloved. After her marriage to James Urquhart she resided for some years in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her husband predeceased her twenty-four years ago and for the past twenty-two years she had charge of the household of Dr. Cummings at 3 Queen's Park in Toronto where she passed away. The deceased leaves four sisters and one brother to mourn her passing. They are: Mrs. Sophia Merner, of Waterloo, Mrs. Agnes Rebelski and Misses Minnie and Marion Ernst of this town, and Mr. Wm. Ernst, of Toronto. The remains were brought to her sister's home here on Tuesday where the funeral service was held on Thursday afternoon by Rev. Mr. Erdman, pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, and was attended by many relatives and friends. Internment followed in Riverside Cemetery. 
Alice Ernst
 
9735 Aloysius is reported to have been born in Ottersweier, Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, documentation needed. Aloysius "Alois" Ernst
 
9736 Sun. Nov. 10 weather mild, sunny most of the day - got up late about8.30 - don jores, dressed - after dinner I looked over my Simplex Music lessons and arranged them in order - have not practiced anny for about a year, will begin fresh again next week - then went out on the street in front of the house, where Laura Eby and Ervin Velzing were talking -the[y] told me that Alton Ernst and two girls went in the house a minute ago - I went in was introduced to the girls, "both Miss["] - we listened to the phonograph most of the afternoon. Kenneth Dunke & another boy were here this afternoon, to see the chickens. Just before supper Altonand the girls made a record for me singing a german song "Shane ist deyungen und se comt nicht meir" - after that I also joined in and we sang the [choruses] of "Silver Bell" & ["] Put on your Old Grey Bonnet.["] After supper I took little Benney home - carried him for he was sleepy. Then we looked over my snapshots - Wess came about 8 oclock - Alt and the girls went out with me to see the rabbits etc. - then got some apples in the wash-house celler before going home - Alt is conductor on the car night shift, begins work at 10 oclock - I then milked - Wess played phonograph. It is too late to develop Wesses pictures which he took in St. Agatha today - will develop them tomorrow night - got to bed about 11 o clock.1a

1aGordon Christian Eby Diary 
Alton Berton "Alt" Ernst
 
9737 KUNTZE, Audrey Passed away peacefully at Columbia Forest LTC on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the age of 91. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Eugene. Loving mother of Bev Fuller and cherished nanny to Chris Dahmer and Andrew (Jessica) Dahmer. Predeceased by her granddaughter Melanie, and her siblings, Emerson Ernst, and Vera McNicol. Audrey's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service for Audrey will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 1 p.m. Interment Parkview Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Special thank you to the staff at Columbia Forest, Breithaupt House, for your care of Audrey. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Audrey's memorial.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 24 Jul 2012 
Audrey Evelyn Ernst
 
9738 Died At Baden

The death took place at her home in Baden on Monday of Barbara Ernst, widow of the late Frederick Holwell, in her 74th year. Deceased had been in failing health for some time, but a paralytic stroke hastened her end. The late Mrs. Holwell was a daughter of the late Mr. Peter Ernst of Petersburg and was highly respected by a wide circle of friends. She is survived by a grown up family, her husband having predeceased her about two years ago. Internment took place in the Baden Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, July 3rd.

New Hamburg Independent, July 5, 1918 
Barbara Ernst
 
9739 Mrs. Catharine Betzner Passes

A highly esteemed resident of New Hamburg has passed away in the person of Catharine Ernst, widow of the late Isaac Betzner. Her death occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Ritz, with whom she made her home for the past few years. The deceased had been in failing health for sometime and was confined to bed for the past six weeks, and passed peacefully away a half hour before her 79th birthday. The deceased was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst and was born at Petersburg on October 3rd, 1852. She came with her parents to New Hamburg almost sixty years ago. During her long residence in New Hamburg she was a devout adherent of Trinity Lutheran Church and an active member of the Ladies' Aid. She was married in 1880 to Isaac Betzner and their union was blessed with six children Her husband, two sons and one daughter predeceased her. There are left in bereavement three daughters Mrs. Norman Kropf and Miss Sophia Betzner of Kitchener, and Mrs. Otto Ritz, New Hamburg, besides five sisters and one brother namely, Mrs. Ammon Merner of Waterloo, Mrs. Agnes Rebelski of this town, and Misses Minnie and Marion Ernst, Mrs. Alice Urquhart and Mr. Wm. Ernst, of Toronto. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Mosig, of Trinity Lutheran Church The service was held at the house followed by interment in Riverside Cemetery. The pallbearers were Wm. Knell, Norman Kropf and J. W. Fraser, of Kitchener, Daniel Ritz, Lorne Ritz and Wm. Ritz, of this town. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by sympathizing friends. Out of town relatives and friends at the funeral were Mrs. Ammon Merner, Miss Minnie Merner, Waterloo, the Misses Ernst, Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knell, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fraser, Mr. and Mrs. Sass, Kitchener, Miss Clara Fowler, Miss Alpha Howell, Baden, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Huehn, Heidelberg, Mr. Mose Betzner, Baden, Mrs. Schaefer and daughter, of Elmira, and others.1a

1aObituary - New Hamburg Independent, October 9, 1931 
Catharine Ernst
 
9740 Catharine Ernst, "is married to William Raymond, a farmer. They reside near Stirton, Ontario. To them are born five children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Ernst
 
9741 Oct. 25, 1861 Catharina Ernst of Petersburg, J.W. Walden of Wellesley, by Rev. Middlemass in Elora

Berliner Journal, October 31, 1861 
Catherine Ernst
 
9742 CHARLES F. ERNST, electrician, inventor, etc., Hamburg, Ont., was born September 9th, 1853, at Petersburg, Ont. His parents were John and Julia (Zoeger) Ernst. His father was born in France, while his mother was a native of Germany. The former emigrated to this country, in 1827, and was one of the first settlers in Waterloo county. After leaving the public school, Mr. Ernst took a complete course in the Commercial College, Toronto, in 1870, but has since applied himself with great diligence, to private study. He devoted ten years to the dry goods business, and subsequently travelled eleven years in the wholesale hat and fur line,, but being a born genius, with an inventive mind, he naturally turned his attention to the study of electricity. For two years he was travelling salesman for the Ball Electric Light Company, in the supply line, and now represents the National and Standard Carbon companies, of Cleveland, Ohio, and the Electrical Supply Company, of Chicago, Ill. He is also proprietor of the Hamburg Electric Light plant. Mr. Ernst has numerous electrical inventions in course of construction, but the invention which is perhaps attracting more attention on this continent, than any other of late years, is his "Reliance Fire Escape and Hoist, and Fireman's Auxiliary." This wonderful contrivance was endorsed and recommended by a committee on exhibits, at the National Firemen's and Engineers' Associations' Convention, held at Louisville, Ky., U.S.A., October, 1892, where Mr. Ernst was present with a model. It is over ten years since Mr. Ernst first conceived the idea of a fire escape, that would insure the absolute safety of those using it, and the result of his fertile brain is certainly a boon to mankind. He is a Free Mason and a Forester, and is a musical composer of considerable note. He was married, on the 16th of July, 1876, to Miss Mary A. Laschinger, daughter of Joseph Laschinger, of Hamburg, Ont., by whom he has six children, five sons and one daughter.1a

1aAdam Graeme Mercer, Prominent men of Canada a collection of persons distinguished in professional and political life, and in the commerce and industry of Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Biographical Pub. Co., 1892), 441.

______________________

The citizens of New Hamburg were considerably moved when the despatch was received on Monday that Mr. Chas. F. Ernst, a former citizen of our town but of late of Detroit, Mich. and who was but in the prime of his life had been claimed by that grim monster death, which sad occurrence had taken place at Detroit on Sunday, inflammation of the lungs having been the cause of the same. His remains were brought here yesterday forenoon, and laid to rest in the Evangelical cemetery at 2 o'clock in the afternoon in the presence of many of his friends, who had come to have a last glance at the face they once knew so well, the funeral having taken place from the residence of Mr. J. Laschinger. The deceased, who was the youngest son of the late John Ernst, of Petersburg, was 45 years old and was married to a Miss Laschinger, sister of Mr. Jacob Laschinger. Many years ago he conducted a general store at Tavistock, after retirement from which he had been travelling most of the time for different wholesale houses in Canada but the last few years, and since leaving New Hamburg, he represented an American house, dealing in electric apparatuses and his territory comprised a great part of the United States and all Canada, with headquarters at Detroit. While a citizen here it was to his enterprising spirit that we owed the introduction of our electric light system; in public matters he always evidenced great interest and was the first president of the once New Hamburg Poultry Association. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss of a kind husband and an indignant father. We extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy.

New Hamburg Independent, November 26, 1897 
Charles Frederick Ernst
 
9743 Lived with Jacob and Catherine Donneworth Charles H. M. Ernst
 
9744 Death of Mr. Christian Ernst, Postmaster

Early on Tuesday morning the news spread over our town, announcing the death of Mr. Christian Ernst, postmaster, which was received with deep regret by the whole community, as his numerous friends in the village and vicinity did not expect that the end would come so soon, as on the previous day he was resting well until after midnight, when he grew suddenly worse; his family was then summoned to his bedside and at the hour of three o'clock he passed peacefully away, at the age of 65 years. Deceased was born in Petersburg, Wilmot Township, and was the second son of the late John Ernst, Esq., of the prominent family, which was widely known throughout this district in the early days of this country. In 1854 he was married to Catherine Wilker, and for a number of years he carried on an extensive merchant and milling business in the village of New Dundee until 1862, when he removed with his family to this town and entered into business here in a general store of dry goods and hardware, and was also connected with the flax-milling business in Zurich and other places in Huron county. He held the postmastership of this village for thirty-three years and in that office he was a faithful servant to the Government and the public. For a number of years he was a member of our town council and lent a helping hand for the promotion of the welfare and the best interest of the town. In religion he was an active member of the Lutheran church. He leaves a wife and three sons, Jacob, a partner in the firm of Ernst & Cressman; John P., who officiates as his deputy in the post office, and Henry A., a representative of Eby, Blain & Co., Toronto, who mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. They have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement. His remains will be laid to rest in the village cemetery this afternoon at two o'clock.

New Hamburg Independent, May 6, 1898 
Christian Ernst
 
9745 Daniel Ernst "is married to Veronica Rudy. They reside near Bamberg where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

__________________________

Ernst.--Daniel B. Ernst, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ernst of Heidelberg, Ont., was born Feb. 3, 1865; died Jan. 2, 1927; aged 61 y. 10 m. 30 d. His first wife, Fanny Rudy, died about 10 years ago. Later he married Barbara Sauder, widow of Moses Sauder of New Holland, Pa. Besides the widow he leaves the 5 sons, 2 daughters, 1 sister, and 3 brothers. The oldest son, Josiah, died 1917. Bro. Ernst united with the Mennonite Church in his youth, and remained a faithful member to the end. Nearly two years ago he began to be troubled with a sore toe, which later was found to be cancer. After months of intense suffering it was decided to amputate his leg below the knee. This was done last summer and at first it seemed as if he would get well, but later he again began to fail and soon there were signs of internal cancers, which were the cause of his death. He possessed a wonderful constitution, great physical strength, and an unusually sweet and cheerful disposition. He was ready and anxious to leave this world and be with his Savior. Funeral services Jan. 5, by Jesse B. Martin at the home, and Oliver Snider and Moses M. Brubaker at St. Jacobs Church. Texts, Isa. 33:17; Job 14:14.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 43 - January 20, 1927, pages 910, 911, 912  
Daniel B. Ernst
 
9746 David Ernst, "the youngest in the family, was born August 1st, 1882. He is attending school at present."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Ernst
 
9747 David Ernst, "was born October 5th, 1836. He resides in Peel Township, near Glenallen, where he is the possessor of several beautiful farms. He was first married to Magdalena Bechtel who died in 1868. After her decease he was married to Susannah Gingerich, widow of Peter Martin. With his first wife he had five children, ... With his second wife he has a family of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Ernst
 
9748 David Ernst, 77, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John McNichol, Millbank. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Ernst, he was born December 24, 1878, near Glen Allan. Mr. Ernst resided in Elmira until January when he moved to Millbank. Surviving besides his wife, the former Mary Donley, are two daughters, Mrs. John (Vera) McNichol, Millbank, Mrs. Eugene (Audrey) Kuntze, Elmira; a son, Emmerson, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a grandchild. The body was at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, where service was conducted in the chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. J. W. Siebert. Burial was in Elmira Cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 22 Mar 1956 
David Ernst
 
9749 Approximately 350 Odd Fellows & Free Masons participated in the funeral procession, of which many come from Stratford, New Hamburg & other centres by special train. F W Ernst
 
9750 Large Society Funeral

On Sunday last the mortal remains of the late Frederick W. Ernst were interred with Masonic Old Fellows and Foresters rites in the cemetery at Waterloo. The deceased had been in the hotel business in Hanover for nearly a year and was doing a prosperous trade. He was only 27 years and 10 months old and leaves a wife and a child to mourn his untimely loss. Previous to going to Hanover, he assisted his mother here, carrying on the Queen's hotel of this place under the name of Ernst Bros. His father was the late John Ernst, formerly an hotel-keeper here. The deceased was very popular with all who knew him, he was an active member of the Masonic fraternity also the Odd Fellows and Foresters belonging to the lodges here, he was also a splendid Cricketer and played many fine games with the Hamburg Cricket Club, he was a consistent conservative in politics. The deceased died suddenly of heart disease at Hanover last Thursday morning, he had been ailing slightly for a day or two before his death, but did not complain and was about his business as usual. On the morning of his death, he dropped over on his bed without an utterance, his wife being near him caught him in her arms as he fell gently over. His wife is the daughter of Mr. Fred Schlote, retired butcher, of Waterloo, and it was her desire that her late husband should be buried in Waterloo. In accordance with this the different fraternities here, decided to charter a special train to enable them to attend the funeral. There were visiting brethern from Milverton, Stratford, Tavistock, Shakespeare, Bright, Plattsville, Hamburg, Baden, Berlin and Waterloo. About 250 Foresters took part in the procession, about 75 Odd Fellows and 60 Masons were present, the two latter bodies would have been consistently augmented if it had been more thoroughly known in Berlin. A long line of carriages and friends followed the hearse. The Lutheran church choir sang with great taste one or two suitable selections before the funeral moved off from Mr. Schlote's residence. The Rev. Mr. Christiansen, Lutheran Minister, conducted the burial services and the Masons, Odd Fellows, and Foresters each followed with their own respective burial ceremonies at the grave after which they reformed and marched quietly back to their respective lodge rooms and dispersed. The special train left for home at six p.m. The pall bearers were Messrs. John R. Feick, F. H. McCallum, Louis Ritz, Wm. Walker, Wm. Bishop and John R. Katzenmeier.

New Hamburg Independent, January 24, 1890 
Fredrick Ernst
 
9751 F. W. Eldon Ernst, 100 King street north, Waterloo, died at K-W Hospital last night. Mr. Ernst had been in ill health for the past few months. Death was due to a heart condition. Deceased was born in Hanover but resided in Kitchener and Waterloo practically all his life. He was an employee of the Mansfield Shirt Co., and was a member of Waterloo I.O.O.F. Lodge. His wife predeceased him 14 years ago and he is survived by two sons, both members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Pilot Officer Robert Ward Ernst, on service overseas, and Aircraftman Jack Douglas Ernst, stationed at Cap-de-la-Madelaine, Que. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence to Mount Hope cemetery for internment. Rev. C. S. Roberts, pastor of St. John's Lutheran church will conduct the services. The remains will be at the Letter and Dreisinger Funeral Home until tomorrow morning.

Kitchener Daily Record, September 18, 1941

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The death occurred at the K-W Hospital last Wednesday of F. W. Eldon Ernst, of Waterloo, at the age of 51 years. Though suffering with a heart ailment for some time he was only rushed to the hospital the day previous to his demise and death came very suddenly. The deceased was a son of the late Frederick Ernst, son of the late John Ernst of New Hamburg. His father died about fifty years ago at Hanover where the deceased was born. He came with his mother to Waterloo and resided there since childhood. The late Mr. Ernst was a nephew of Misses Minnie and Marion Ernst of this town. His wife predeceased him, but he leaves in bereavement two sons, Pilot Officer Robert Ernst, now serving with the R.C.A.F., overseas, and Aircraftsman Jack Ernst in training at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon with service at his late residence, conducted by Rev. C. S. Roberts of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo, and internment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent, September 26, 1941 
Fredrick William Eldon "Eldon" Ernst
 
9752 George Ernst "the youngest of the family, is also engaged in farming. His farm is near that of his brothers', in Peel Township. He is married to Mary Fell."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Ernst
 
9753 Henry Ernst, "a native of Pennsylvania, was born November 24th, 1803. He was married to Susannah Reist who was born January 4th, 1799, and died March 3rd, 1873. He followed farming and resided in different places of the county. He died November 20th, 1878. To them was born a family of seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Heinrich "Henry" Ernst
 
9754 Henry Ernst "is also a farmer and resides near his brother, Levi. He is married to Rachel Fell."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry Ernst
 
9755 Henry Ernst, "was born June 1st, 1877. He is at home on the farm."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry Ernst
 
9756 It is our sad duty this week to chronicle the death of Mr. Henry Ernst, of the "Hotel National", Plattsville, who has been ailing and gradually sinking for some time past, his body having wasted away to almost a mere skeleton. He died last Friday morning at the age of 49, surrounded by the members of his family and some of the immediate relatives. The deceased, who was a son of the late John Ernst, sen., and son-in-law of the late Frederick Merner, and half-brother to our postmaster, Mr. Chr. Ernst, was a highly esteemed citizen of Plattsville and well known for his sterling qualities as a hotel keeper, having kept his hotel in the true sense of the term. He was an ardent and useful member of the I.O.O.F. and A.F. & A.M. orders, in fact one of the organizers of the former, and both lodges had turned out in great numbers to give their departed brother the last "honors". Rev. Mr. Johnson, of Chesterfield, the conducting minister, preached a very able and appropriate sermon in the hall at Plattsville, previous to the proceeding of the funeral to New Hamburg, where the remains of our late friend were laid to rest in the Evangelical cemetery. The large concourse of people both in Plattsville and New Hamburg was a very eloquent factor as to the esteem in which he was held, the number of people at the cemetery being so large as to make it impossible for most of them only to get near the grave. The deceased leaves to mourn his death a sorrowing wife and two children and a host of relatives, to whom we extend our sincere sympathies, but especially to his family in their so sad bereavement of a kind and devoted husband and a loving father.

New Hamburg Independent, December 13, 1895 
Henry Ernst
 
9757 Died At New Hamburg, on Saturday, May 16th, 1931, Henry Allan Ernst Beloved husband of Fanny J. Puddicombe In his 63rd year. Funeral Will take place from his late residence on Tuesday, May 19th. Service at the house at 3 o'clock p.m. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.

Funeral Card

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Death of Mr. Henry A. Ernst

New Hamburg lost one of its most highly esteemed citizens in the person of Mr. Henry Allan Ernst who passed away at his residence on Saturday, May 16th, in his 63rd year. He had been in poor health for several months. The deceased was the youngest of three sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Ernst and was the last surviving member of the family. His parents and two brothers, Jacob and John P. having predeceased him. He was born in New Hamburg and spent his whole life here. For thirty years he was travelling salesman for the Eby Blain Co. of Toronto, and for ten years was with Balfour Smye, of Hamilton. In his vocation as a traveler for so many years he was well and favourably known among the merchants of Western Ontario. He was a man of sterling qualities and won the esteem of all who knew him. He was twice married. His first wife, Jennie Sterling, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. Sterling, and their only child, George, predeceased him quite a number of years ago. Five years ago he married Miss Fanny Puddicombe who is now left in bereavement. The deceased was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of St. George's Anglican Church. The funeral, which was held on Tuesday afternoon was conducted by Rev. Mr. Pogson, the church rector, assisted by Rev. Orary, of Tryconnel, and Rev. Owen, of Brantford. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by sympathizing friends. The pallbearers of the deceased, namely, M. Peebles and A. Robertson, Hamilton, W.J. McCully and J. Binkle, Stratford, G.D. Gilchrist, Kitchener, and N. Ament, New Hamburg.

New Hamburg Independent May 22 1931 pg 5

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Mr. Henry Allan Ernst Passes

The death occurred at the family residence of Mr. Henry Allan Ernst in his 64th year. The deceased has been ill for the past two years having suffered a stroke and hemmorages. He travelled for the past 40 years. In politics he was a Conservative and in religion a member of St. George Anglican chureh. He was a member of the Masonic -- Order New Dominion Lodge No. 205. He was twice married, first to Miss Jennie Sterling who died in 1924, and in 1926 to Miss Fanny Puddicombe. He was predeceased by one son, George, in 1903, and two brothers. John and Jacob. The funeral was held on Tuesday. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery. Rev. Mr. Crary and Rev. Mr. Payson officiated.

Waterloo Chronicle 21 May 1931 pg 8 
Henry Allan Ernst
 
9758 Henry Ernst "the youngest, is working for Amos S. Shantz, a farmer who lives several miles north of Waterloo."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Ernst.-Henry B. Ernst was born at Bamberg, Ont., March 11, 1873; died at his residence in Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 1, 1937; aged 64 y. 7 m. 19 d. He was married to Eleanor Randall who predeceased him 27 years ago. He leaves his beloved wife and 2 sons (Eldon of Embro, Stanley at home), 3 daughters (Mrs. Henry Scheerer and Mrs. John Scheerer of St. Jacobs, and Elma at home). Brother Ernst accepted the Lord Jesus Christ in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church in which communion he fellowshipped until the Lord called him away. Services were in charge of Bro. J. B. Martin, assisted by Bros. N.. Hunsberger and Jonas Snider. Text, I Cor. 15:20.2a

2aGospel Herald, October 21, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.30 - page 639, 640 
Henry B. Ernst
 
9759 The death occurred at Prescott on Sunday morning of Mr. Herbert Ernst, an old New Hamburg boy. He died very suddenly from an attack of apoplexy at the Royal Alexandra Hotel in that town. The deceased was the only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ernst and was born in New Hamburg where he spent his boyhood days. After spending a few years in Kitchener he went to Prescott about twenty-five years ago, where he was Deputy Registrar for many years. After relinquishing this post he was Division Court Clerk, issuer of auto licenses and Secretary of the Prescott School Board. The deceased was about 54 years of age. He was twice married and he leaves his second wife, two sons and one daughter besides one sister, Mrs. Ettie Olp, of Evanston, Ill., to mourn his sudden demise. The funeral took place at Prescott.

New Hamburg Independent, February 14, 1930 
Herbert Walter Ernst
 
9760 Israel Ernst "is unmarried and is at present residing with his parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Israel Ernst
 
9761 ERNST & CRESSMAN.

These gentlemen possess individually those qualities that seem to complement each other and thus render their partnership a pronounced commercial success. They conduct a general store and their good judgment and level headed business methods have won for them a generous slice of trade. It is about a dozen years since Mr. Noah Cressman, then a prosperous merchant in an adjacent village, came to New Hamburg and joined hands with Mr. Jacob Ernst, who for over a score of years had been prominent in New Hamburg commercial life. Their stock of dry goods, groceries and crockery is always carefully selected and this fact, with fair prices and square dealing, has gained for them the confidence of the buying public. "It is a good store," say those who know. Mr. Ernst is a member of the Public School Board, having been secretary since 1888 and Treasurer since 1901.3a

3aSpecial 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 
Jacob Ernst
 
9762 Jacob Ernst "is married to Mrs. Schneider. They reside in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged in the woollen mills."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Ernst
 
9763 Jacob Ernst, "was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, March 8th, 1835. On April 22nd, 1862, he was married to Rebecca, daughter of Bishop Joseph and Sophia (Bricker) Hagey. She was born February 18th, 1842. They reside about two miles west of St. Agatha, in Wilmot Township, where he is engaged in farming. They have a family of five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Ernst
 
9764 Berliner Journal
John Ernst died early Monday morning at his daughter-in-law's in New Hamburg, where he lived only a few months, after moving from Petersburg. He was one of the first people who moved from Wilmot. He was approximately 58 years old. He settled on land in Petersburg (his birthplace), where he started his home and worked for many years. He was a good trustworthy man and worked many years as a member of Township and County Rathes(?). Because he was a very friendly man with much wisdom, he had many friends 
John Ernst, Jr.
 
9765 Obituary - New Hamburg Independent, January 21, 1927
Death of Mr. John Ernst

Mr. John Ernst passed away very suddenly at his home here on Friday evening last following an attack of the heart, at the age of 67 years, 8 months and 16 days. He was a son of the late John and Sophia Ernst and was born at Petersburg, coming to New Hamburg in 1872 when his father took over the Imperial Hotel. The deceased later conducted the Queen's Hotel for his mother, after the death of his father, and was widely known by the travelling public. He was of an accommodating and friendly disposition and was esteemed by a large circle of friends. The deceased was a member of the local lodge of the I.O.O.F. and a faithful member of the Lutheran Church. He was unmarried, but leaves seven sisters and one brother to mourn his death. They are Mrs. I. Betzner, Mrs. Alex Fraser and Mrs. Rebelski, of New Hamburg, Mrs. Ammon Merner, Waterloo, Misses Wilhelmine and Marion Ernst, Mrs. Allie Urquhart and Mr. William Ernst, of Toronto. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. A. Rolf, pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, conducted the service and internment was made in Riverside Cemetery. 
John Ernst
 
9766 The Late John Ernst

John Ernst, Sr., who died at New Hamburg on the 1st inst., was born at Grand Village, near Belford, Lorraine, France, on the 4th of Dec., 1807. He emigrated to America in the year 1827, landing in New York in the same year, where he remained but one year, long enough to enable him to learn the English language somewhat. He came to Wilmot township in 1838 where he took up land, cleared his lot, and remained on the same for a long time. During his time there the cholera (1837) broke out, and while the sad epidemic lasted he helped to bury many of his neighbours, even making coffins from rough lumber and taking them to the burying ground with his ox team, and attending to the burial all by himself. After that he removed to Petersburg, where he engaged in the general store business and hotel keeping. Some time after that he owned and run the New Dundee mills, also the tannery at Petersburg. He was a man of good judgement, and a man on whose word you could rely. Any appointment he made he was sure to fulfill; he was a man of temperate habits although a hotel keeper for over 40 years. Some years ago he withdrew from actual business pursuits, but was always ready to enter into conversation on the topics of the day, as well as render any assistance where needed if at all in his power to do so. About six weeks ago he was attacked with bronchitis, then heart trouble set in from which he never rallied. Although far advanced in years he bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude and was prepared to meet his Maker. In years gone by he held different municipal offices, was Justice of the Peace and also issuer of marriage licences. He was postmaster at Petersburg for 44 years, and was one of the first postmasters in the County of Waterloo. In politics he was a staunch Conservative, and was ever ready to do a good turn for his party. He belonged to the Masonic fraternity and was an old member of that body. His remains were taken to Petersburg, for internment on Wednesday Feb. 3rd. He leaves one daughter and three sons to mourn his loss; his wife preceded him some fifteen years ago.1a


1aNew Hamburg Independent, February 11, 1886 
John Ernst
 
9767 John Ernst, "is married to a Miss Baeth and resides at Crosshill on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. To them are born three children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Ernst
 
9768 John Ernst, "is married to Sophia Rank. They reside at Crosshill, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. No report received in regard to family." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Ernst
 
9769 Years Served: 1851-1852, 1857-1858 John Ernst
 
9770 "Before coming to America in 1842, Johann Adam Ernst was a cobbler's apprentice in Bavaria. Learning of the American Lutherans' need and determined to offer his services, he was trained as a teacher by Pastor Wilhelm Loehe.

When Adam Ernst came to New York, he met Reverend F. Winkler who suggested Ernst go to the theological seminary in Columbus, Ohio. He did just that; became a teacher and continued his theological studies. From one of his students, he learned that there was nearby, a community of people from his homeland who were in need of ministerial services, and so began his ministery in 1843.

In Cleveland, Ohio, in 1845, at a conference of Reverend Loehe's men, Pastor Ernst was elected as one of the delegates to meet with Dr. Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther. Reverend Ernst met with Dr. Walther and his associates in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a result, Pastor Adam Ernst became a charter member of the Missouri Synod by signing their first constitution in 1847.

He then accepted a call to Eden of Erie County, New York and served there at "St. Paul's Lutheran Church" from 1849 to 1857. From here Reverend Ernst visited neighboring settlements including the town of Olean in Cattaraugus County and organized "Emanuel Lutheran Church" in 1857. Also crossing over into Ontario, Canada, he served at, organized or assisted in the organization of pastorates at Fisherville, Delhi and Elmira.

At Delhi (now Rhineland) Pastor Ernst gave his first sermon on February 28, 1854. Ernst wrote their first constitution, under which they became "St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Congregation" on April 3, 1854 and in June of that year became affiliated with the Missouri Synod. Pastor Ernst served here until 1855.

In Elmira, Reverend Ernst secured Pastor H. Wichmann to serve at "St. James". A split in this group resulted in the formation of "St. Paul's" in 1861.

Following a recovery from a throat ailment, during which time he had to fall back on his trade of shoemaking, Reverend Ernst then accepted a call to "St. John's Lutheran Church" in Euclid Township, Cayahoga County, Ohio and served there from 1860 to 1863.

Going now back into Canada, Reverend Adam Ernst took a call to minister to "St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church" in Elmira in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario and was installed as Pastor on August 2, 1863.

From Elmira, Pastor Ernst also served at "Trinity Lutheran Church" of Floradale and to this parish he added Salem and Linwood.

With the assistance of Pastor F. Dubpernell, Reverend Ernst served "St. Paul's Congregation" of Wellesley in 1864, resulting in St. Paul's joining the Missouri Synod.

As a result of the untimely death of Reverend H. Wichmann in 1863, the people of Wallace Township who had been meeting in Shipley, were left without a Pastor. "St. Paul's Lutheran Church" of what is now Kurtzville was organized by Pastor Ernst in 1864. In 1865, Pastor Ernst sent Reverend F. Dubpernell to become their first resident Pastor.

January 1, 1865, Pastor Ernst was called by a congregation at Poole. He later drew up a constitution and "St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Poole" was formed.

Approached by the "Emanuel" congregation at Petersburg in 1867, Pastor Ernst acquired for them the services of Reverend H. Koch, who now served at Wellesley.

On September 22, 1867 the people of the congregation in Kitchener (then Berlin), interviewed Reverend Ernst and he preached for them for the first time on October 13, 1867. Under the guidance of Pastor Ernst, the congregation adopted the new name of "St. Paul's".

Reverend Ernst now covered a parish consisting of not only Floradale-Salem-Linwood until 1873, but also of his flocks at St. Paul's in Elmira and St. Paul's of Kitchener, serving both of these latter congregations until 1881.

From his "home" church in Elmira, Pastor Ernst was instrumental in beginning the Ontario District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, organized in 1879, and he was its first President, serving in that office until 1882.

Upon his return to Ohio in 1882, Reverend Ernst took up residence in Euclid Township of Cayahoga County.

Reverend Adam Ernst's wife, Judith died in November of 1894 and he just two months later in January of 1895."1a

1aAdapted by Lorna McMahon from the book "Grace and Blessing A History of the Ontario District of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod" 
Rev. John Adam Ernst
 
9771 Ernst, Milton, son of Louis and Lydia (Reichert) Ernst; born April 17, 1884, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died in Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 13, 1958, from a heart condition; aged 74 y. 6 m. 24 d. On March 16, 1910, He was married to Mary Ann Musser, who survives. Other survivors are 2 daughters (Helen and Erma-Mrs. Howard Wolff), 3 grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. George Uhrig), and a brother (Alton). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held Nov. 15, charge of Edgar Metzler; burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 49 - December 9, 1958-page 1178 
John Milton Ernst
 
9772 Joseph Ernst "is married to Lovina Stauffer. They reside near Glenallen where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Ernst
 
9773 Joseph Ernst, "was born June 10th, 1831. On May 15th, 1855, he was married to Mary Bechtel. They reside near Heidelberg where he is engaged in farming. To them is born a family of five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Ernst
 
9774 Death of Mrs. Alex Fraser

We regret to chronicle the death of Julia Ernst, beloved wife of Mr. Alexander Fraser, which took place at her home on Tuesday morning following an illness of several months' duration, due to heart disease. The late Mrs. Fraser was born in Petersburg, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst. She came to New Hamburg with her parents in her early youth and had since been an esteemed resident of the Village. She was a devoted adherent of the Lutheran faith and gave much of her time in church activities. During her long residence in New Hamburg she endeared herself to a large circle of friends who deeply regret her demise. She was married fifty years ago to Mr. Alex Fraser who besides two sons, John W., of Kitchener, and Fleming, of New York City, are left to mourn her departure. She also leaves five sisters and one brother, namely Mrs. Ammon Merner, of Waterloo, Mrs. Isaac Betzner and Mrs. A. Rebelski, of New Hamburg and Mrs. A. Urquhart, Miss Minnie, Miss Marion and William Ernst of Toronto. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon from her late home. The funeral obsequies were conducted by Rev. W. Daib, pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, with internment in Riverside cemetery. Many beautiful floral tributes, sent by sympathizing friends, testified to the esteem in which the late Mrs. Fraser was held by her many friends.

New Hamburg Independent, May 3, 1929 
Juliana Ernst
 
9775 Levi Ernst "is married to Charlotte Brown. They reside in Peel township where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Ernst - Levi Ernst was born in Wilmot Tp., Waterloo Co., March 23, 1860; died March 7, 1938, at his home near Plunkett, Sask,; aged 77 y. less 16 d. Surviving are his wife (Charlotte), 2 daughters (Mrs. Ida Schields of Dodson, Mont., and Mrs. Clara Busch of Guernsey, Sask.), 6 sons (Dr. Angus Ernst of Watrons, Sask.; Ira, David, and Herbert of Guernsey, Sask.; Lorne and Stanley of Plunkett), 2 brothers (Henry and George of Elmira, Ont.), and 1 step-sister, Mrs. Lovina Brubacker of St. Jacobs, Ont. About 2 years ago he suffered a stroke and has since been in poor health, confined to his bed since last November. Funeral services were conducted March 10 at the Sharon Mennonite Church by M.H. Schmitt. Interment in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXI, No. 3 - April 21, 1938, Page 62, 63 
Levi Ernst
 
9776 Levi Ernst "is unmarried. He is clerking in a store in Glenallen."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Levi Ernst
 
9777 Louis Ernst, "the eldest, is married to Lydia Richert and resides at German Mills, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of five children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Ernst - Louis Ernst
passed away suddenly at the Kitchener and Waterloo Hospital, late on Friday afternoon, May 27, 1938; aged 78 y. 1 m. 16 d. He had been about in his usual health until a few hours previous to his sudden and unexpected death. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst and was born in Wilmot Twp., a few miles north of Baden on April 11, 1860. After his marriage to Lydia Rickert who predeceased him 20 years ago, he farmed for many years near Kitchener, retiring from active farming about 20 years ago. He has resided in this city for the past 45 years. He was a life-long member of the Mennonite Church, and interested in her welfare. He is survived by his second wife, 2 daughters (Mrs. George Uhrig and Miss Lillie Ernts both of Kitchener), 3 sons (Ephraim and Milton of Kitchener and Alton of Preston), 1 brother (Samuel Ernst of Kitchener), 2 sisters (Mrs. William Reamer of Drayton, and Mrs. William Martin of Millbank), 20 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. The services were conducted by Bros. C.F. Derstine, and O. Burkholder. Themes, "The Living Hope," and "Exaltation by God."2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXI, No. 12 - June 23, 1938, Page 279, 280 
Louis Ernst
 
9778 Louisa Ernst, "the youngest, is unmarried and resides with her parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Louisa Ernst
 
9779 Dies at Evanston, Illinois
Mrs. E. E. Olp, a native of New Hamburg, passed away at Evanston, Ill., on Wednesday, following a protracted illness. She was the former Etta Ernst, daughter of the late Henry Ernst and Yetta Merner Ernst and spent her younger days in New Hamburg. Mrs. Olp was a graduate of North Central College, Naperville, Ill., and since her marriage in 1908 to Mr. Olp, had resided in Evanston. Her husband predeceased her in 1928. A brother, Herbert, also predeceased her. Mrs. Olp was a frequent visitor to her native town and had many friends here who regret to learn of her passing. Mrs. Lafayette Hostetler of New Hamburg is a cousin of the deceased. The funeral will be held at Evanston this Friday afternoon.

New Hamburg Independent, December 17, 1954
 
Louisa Henrietta "Ettie" Ernst
 
9780 Brubacher, Lovina, daughter of the late David and Susannah Ernst, was born Oct. 4, 1875, in Wellington Co., Ont.; passed away Dec. 10, 1955, very suddenly of a heart attack at her home in St. Jacobs, Ont.; aged 80 y. 2 m. 6 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and remained faithful to Him to the end. She was a member of the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church. On March 12, 1901, she was married to Eli Brubacher. Her husband, one sister, 4 stepbrothers, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son (Clayton, of St. Jacobs), 3 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren, and one brother (David Ernst, of Elmira, Ont.). Funeral services were held at the St. Jacobs church on Dec. 12 in charge of Roy S. Koch and Noah Hunsberger. Burial was at Three Bridges.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIX , Number 2 - January 10, 1956-page 46, 47 
Lovina Ernst
 
9781 Obituary - New Hamburg Independent, March 26, 1943
Miss Marian Ernst Passes

Following an illness of four years' duration with a heart affliction, Miss Marian Ernst passed away at her home here about 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon in her 75th year. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst and was born at Mannheim, coming with her parents to New Hamburg at an early age. The deceased was a devout adherent of the Lutheran faith and was a member of St. Peter's Church here. She leaves in bereavement two sisters, Miss Wilhelmina Ernst of New Hamburg, and Mrs. Agnes Rebelski, of Toronto, and one brother, William Ernst, also of Toronto, besides a wide circle of other relatives. The funeral will take place next Monday afternoon with service at the house at 2.30 o'clock, followed by internment in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. H. H. Erdman will be in charge. 
Marion Ernst
 
9782 Mary Ann Ernst, "was born May 29th, 1874. She is unmarried and resides at home with her parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Ernst
 
9783 ERNST, Mildred Mary

On Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 82nd year. Beloved daughter of the late Alton and Magdeline Ernst. Last surviving member of her family. Also predeceased by two brothers, Wilber and Morris; two sisters, Laureen (Ennie) and Vernetta. Mildred, was born in Preston and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of St. Clement's Parish, the CWL and a retiree of Kondu Mfrging. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Wednesday, Jan, 3, 2001, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at 10 a.m., at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 2 Jan 2001 pg B10 
Mildred Mary Ernst
 
9784 Bowman, Muriel M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Ernest, Kitchener, Ont., was born on May 24, 1912; died May 14, 1956, at the home of her parents, where she had been residing after an illness of two years; aged 43 y. 11m. 20d. She had been employed by J. M. Schneider Ltd., for 11 years. She was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener and belonged to the Mother's Endeavor Class. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman, in Jan. 1942. Surviving besides her parents are a daughter, Carol Ann, and 2 sisters, Helen Ernst, Kitchener, and Erma-Mrs. Howard Wolff, Brantford. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener and were conducted by John H. Hess and Jesse B. Martin, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIX , Number 23 - June 5, 1956-page 549, 550 
Muriel M. Ernst
 
9785 Nancy Ernst, "is married to Jacob Miller, a farmer. They reside at Mancelona, Michigan. They have a family but names of children were not received in time for publication."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Ernst
 
9786 Ernst, Robert Ward - Died, suddenly, at home, Saturday, March 31, 2001, in his 82nd year. He was born in Kitchener, Ont., May 2, 1919. He is lovingly remembered by Ruth, his beloved wife of 58 years; his three children; Janet, Karen (Harry) and Bob (Shelley) and grandchildren Heather (Dwayne), Bruce (Suzie), Elizabeth, Charlie, Sarah and Jamie. Also, by two great-grandchildren, Austin and Hannah. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 4 at 11 a.m. at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 224 Mill St. S., Brampton, Ont. Family visitation at the church, 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Augsburg Lutheran Church would be greatly appreciated by the family.

The Record, April 3, 2001 
Robert Ward "Bobby" Ernst
 
9787 Samuel Ernst, "the youngest in family, was born May 26th, 1841. On January 8th, 1867, he was married to Rebecca, younger daughter of Peter and Susannah (Erb) Bricker. She was born September 29th, 1846. They reside in the town of Berlin. They have one adopted daughter, Emma Ernst, born January 4th, 1874."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Ernst
 
9788 Samuel Ernst, "is one of our successful general merchants of the town of Berlin where he has been engaged in business for a number of years under the name of Ernst & Co. He is married to Freda Vorwerk and has a family of one son named Vorwerk."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Rank Ernst
 
9789 Sarah Ernst, "is married to Leonard Raymond, a farmer. They reside in Maryborough Township, Wellington County, near Dorking P. O. Their family consists of one daughter."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Ernst
 
9790 Sophia Ernst, "was born April 11th, 1864. She is married to John Clemens, a farmer. They reside near Ravenswood, Lambton County, Ontario. They have four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sophia Ernst
 
9791 Mrs. Sophia Merner, widow of Ammon Merner, and a resident of Waterloo for 60 years, died at her home, 82 Caroline street, last evening. Mrs. Merner was 82 years of age. She would have reached her 83rd birthday on Monday. She was born in New Hamburg. Her husband predeceased her five years ago and she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Minerva McGuirk, Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. William Knell, Kitchener, and Miss Minnie Merner, at home, three sisters and one brother, Misses Minnie and Marion Ernst of New Hamburg, and Mrs. Agnes Rebelski and William Ernst of Toronto. Four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Monday at 2:30 from the residence to Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery

Kitchener Daily Record, October 23, 1937 
Sophia Barbara Ernst
 
9792 Susannah Ernst "is married to Joseph Hill, a farmer. They reside in Peel Township, Wellington County, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Ernst
 
9793 Susannah Ernst, "was born June 27th, 1870. She is married to Isaac Schiedel, a farmer. They reside near Kossuth, Ontario. Their family consists of one child named Laura Maude."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_____________________


Schiedel, -- Susannah, daughter of the late Jacob and Rebecca (Hagey) Ernst, was born in Wilmot Twp., June 27, 1870; passed away at her home in Waterloo, Ont., March 4, 1951; aged 80 y. 8 m. 5 d. She was married to Isaac M. Schiedel. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons (Almer, Kitchener; Ivan, Preston, Ont.), 1 daughter (Mrs. Laura Weber, Elmira, Ont.), 11 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener. Funeral services were conducted by C.F. Derstine and Oscar Burkholder. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIV , Number 28 - July 10, 1951-page 670 
Susannah Ernst
 
9794 ERNST, Vernetta

Of 248 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on April 25, 1989, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 72nd year. Dear sister of Mildred and Laureen, both of Cambridge. Predeceased by two brothers, Wilbert and Maurice. Miss Ernst lived all her life in Cambridge. Retired from Newlands Inc., of Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's Church, on Friday, at 10 a.m., with interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Apr 1989 pg A11 
Vernetta E. Ernst
 
9795 It could also be Yorwerde Ernst Vorwerk Ernst
 
9796 ERNST, Wilbert

Of 584 Concession Rd., Cambridge, at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Friday, December 29, 1978, in his 65th year, Wilbert Ernst, beloved husband of the late Beatrice Holm. Dear father of Edward of Guelph, Robert of Thompson, Man. and Kathryn (Mrs. Pat McNanney) of Cambridge; also survived by three sisters, Vernetta, Mildred and Laureen of Cambridge. Mr. Ernst lived all his life in Cambridge; retired from the Grand River Railway; member of St. Clement's Church and veteran of the Second World War.
Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambrige (P), from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday morning, then to St. Clement's Church for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home, Monday afternoon, at 3 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Dec 1978 pg 27 
Wilbert Edward Ernst
 
9797 Obituary - New Hamburg Independent, February 20, 1953
Miss Minnie Ernst Passes

The death of Miss Wilhelmina (Minnie) Ernst, on of the older residents of New Hamburg, occurred at her home on Peel street early last Friday morning, following a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst, and during her long residence in New Hamburg enjoyed the esteem and friendship of a wide circle of friends. She is survived by one brother, William Ernst of Toronto, and one sister, Mrs. Agnes Rebelski, New Hamburg. Mrs. Elena Ritz of this town is a niece. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon with service at her late home and internment in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. H. H. Erdman of Waterloo, former pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, of which the deceased was a member, conducted the services. The pallbearers were John W. Fraser, a nephew, of Kitchener, Harry Miller, Robert Hahn, Reg. Pfaff, Richard and Ernst Ritz. 
Wilhemine "Minnie" Ernst
 
9798 ERTEL, Lloyd - Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, October 6, 2005, at Forest Heights Long Term Care, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Anne (nee Grubb) Ertel for 58 years. Loving father of Doug Ertel and his wife Regina, Ruth Arsenault and her husband Ray and Joyce Lichty and her husband Bill, all of Kitchener. Dear grandfather of Robbie Ertel (Tammy), Randy Ertel (Nancy), Stacy Kuepfer (Tom), Tracy Toffolo (Chris), Todd Lichty (Janet), Sean Lichty (Jenne). Great-grandfather of Joshua Kuepfer, Madison Toffolo, Hannah Kuepfer, Makayla Toffolo, Emma Lichty and Wyatt Lichty. Lloyd is survived by his sister Vera Herner and sister-in-law Bernice Ertel, all of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents Alexander and Isabella (nee Dorscht) Ertel, brothers Albert and his wife Helen and James, sister Bernice Hergott and her husband George and brother-in-law Ken Herner. Lloyd owned and operated Ertel's Maintenance Ltd. until retiring in 1990. Lloyd's family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday) at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 749-8467. Parish prayers 8:30 p.m. tonight (Friday). Prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 12:30 p.m. followed by procession to St. Anthony Daniel RC Church for funeral mass at 1 p.m. Father Earl Talbot officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Alzheimer Society of K-W or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1773 for Lloyd's memorial. Thanks to the staff at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre with special thanks to Francina.1a

1aThe Record 7 Oct 2006 
Lloyd Edward Ertel
 
9799 ESBAUGH, Alvin H.

Peacefully, on Sunday, June 20, 1999, at Central Park Lodge, in Kitchener, Alvin Herbert Esbaugh, formerly of RR 3, Wellesley (Bamberg). Born in Wellesley township 90 years ago, he was the son of the late Louis Esbaugh and the late Pauline Freiburger. Mr. Esbaugh was a member of the St. Clements RC Church. He was employed with Frank Voisin and Harold Freure Construction Companies, retiring in 1974. Beloved brother of Edna Doering of Detroit, Mich., Abbie Miller of Harperwoods, Mich. and Helen Maxwell of Waterloo; brother-in-law of Lyle Heinz of Wellesley. Predeceased by four sisters, Irene Stashck, Bertha Rudder, Doreen Heinz and Percilla Lorentz; three brothers, John R. Esbaugh, Joseph Esbaugh, Anthony J. Esbaugh; also by one sister-in-law, Agnes Esbaugh and by brothers-in-law, John Lorentz, Burrell Miller, Mike Stashck, Raymond Maxwell and Merrell Doering. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, in Wellesley, where family and friends will be received today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the fimeral home on Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at St. Clements RC Church at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Mervyn Perera will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Clements RC Cemetery.

The Record 22 Jun 1999 pg B4 
Alvin Herbert Esbaugh
 
9800 ESCH, Arthur Daniel

At St. Mary's Hospital, on Sunday, April 24, 1988, following a brief illness, Arthur Esch, of 10 Appalachian Cres., Kitchener, age 91 years. Mr. Esch farmed for many years, before his employment at Morval-Durofoam Limited, where he retired in 1967. He served with the Canadian Forces in the First World War. He was a member of Forest View Pentecostal Assembly. Beloved husband of Eva and loving father of Edward and his wife Grace and Mabel Parsons, all of Kitchener and step-father of Wilma Wiebe of Niagara Falls; brother of Elsie Hahn, Vera Puderer, Velma Strong, Walter, Ken and Jim. Also sadly missed by nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Lucinda Martin; two brothers, Edgar and Norman and five sisters, Selma, Jane, Beulah, Ruby and Pearl. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621, King St. W., Kitchener, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Bill Lavender officiating. Interment Union cemetery, Elmira.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Apr 1988 pg B17 
Arthur Daniel Esch
 
9801 MR. CHRISTIAN ESCH PASSES ON MONDAY

ONE OF OLD PIONEER OF WATERLOO COUNTY ANSWERS CALL

There passed away at his home in Woolwich township, on Monday, one of the old pioneers of Waterloo county in the person of Mr. Christian Esch. Born in Woolwich township seventy-one years ago, he has spent practically his entire life in the same township, residing for the past thirty years on the same farm. He leaves a wife and one son, Orville of Woolwich township, as well as two little grandchildren.

There survive also four brothers and four sisters. Two brothers, Menno and Peter live in Saskatchewan, Menno in Woodstock and Amos in Conestogo. The sisters are Mrs. John Ziegler of Souris, Man., Mrs. E. Rose of Gladwin, Mich., Mrs. John Graham of Moorefield, and Mrs. John Steddick of Elmira.

Mr. Esch was a well-known and widely esteemed resident of Woolwich and his death, though not unexpected, owing to his long illness, causes, nevertheless, a gap in the life of the community and not to be easily filled.1a

1aElimra Signet 23 Mar 1922 
Christian Heinrich Esch
 
9802 WEBER, Eileen. Viola (nee Esch) Eileen passed away, at St. Andrews Terrace, Cambridge, on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at the age of 95, formerly of Kitchener. Predeceased by her beloved husband Earl A. Weber (1990) and her son Dr. Jon N. Weber, formerly of State College, PA (1976). Eileen will be sadly missed by her daughter, Judith (Judy) and her husband Paul Thomas of Waterloo; her son, Jeremy (Jerry) Weber of Cambridge; her grandsons, Duncan Weber of Seattle, WA, Dr. Alan Weber of Ithica, NY, Sean Thomas and his wife Laurie of Waterloo and Cameron (Cam) Thomas and his wife Sarah of Baden; her great-grandchildren, William, Connor and Ella and her daughter-in-law, Patricia Weber of State College, PA. Eileen was affiliated with several organizations such as the 11th Kitchener Scout Mothers, Westmount Home and School, King Edward Home and School, Waterloo Seminary, K-W Garden Club and YMCA. She was also a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and the Patricia Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. As requested, a private funeral service and burial will take place and be officiated by Rev. Albert Lorch Eileen Viola Esch
 
9803 INSTANTLY KILLED

While making electrical connections at the top of a pole, Emerson Esch, an employee of the Berlin Light Commission, received 2,200 voltage and was killed instantly. The fatality occurred shortly after 10 o'clock this morning at the corner of Church and Queen Streets, in front of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Esch was on the top of the pole working on the wires, when suddenly his body stiffened, while the belt which helped support him to the pole, saved him from falling to the ground. When removed from the pole by fellow workman life was extinct. The exact manner in which he came in contact with the wires is not known. His left had was severely burned.
Doctors Lackner and Towers reached the scene and after examination of the body pronounced death instaneous [sic]. The body was left in charge of the police with instructions to have it removed to the undertaking parlors. After a wait of three quarter of an hour, the ambulance arrived, when Undertaker Seibert took charge of the body. The victim of the accident is a married man 24 years old with a family of one child, residing on Cedar Street North. He is a son of Mr. Christian Esch, of Elmira and had been in the employee of the Commission for three years.- Berlin News Record.

The funeral will be held from his fathers residence about half a mile west of Elmira on Friday, August 11th at 2 p.m.
 
Emerson Esch
 
9804 There died at Moorefield about two weeks ago Mrs. W. J. Keil, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Esch former residents of Woolwich. Mrs. Geo, Class, Floradale, is a daughter of the deceased; Mrs. J. Steddick is a sister, as are also Mrs. John Ziegler, of Souris, Man., and Mrs. E. Rose, Gladwin, Mich., and Mrs. John Garham, Moorefield. The surviving brothers are: Christ, Elmira; Menno, Woodstock; Amos, of Conestogo; Peter, Joseph and Alexander, in the Northwest.

Elmira Signet Aug 21 1913 pg 2 
Mary Magdalene "Magdelene" Esch
 
9805 Tombstone Reads. Selma Katie "Selma Katherine" Esch
 
9806 Abraham Eshleman, "died, aged 1 day." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby
 
Abraham Eschleman
 
9807 Abraham Eshleman, "the fifth son, resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he died. He was never married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Eschleman
 
9808 David Eshleman, "born Sept. 5th, 1865."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Eschleman
 
9809 David Eshleman, "died, age 5 years."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Eschleman
 
9810 David Eshleman, "the second son of Samuel and Nancy (Bechtel) Eshleman, was born near Blair, November 24th, 1822. On March 19th, 1844, he was married to Esther, daughter of Isaac and Esther (Bechtel) Shantz. She was born January 7th, 1823, and died September 16th, 1883. They resided in Wilmot Township where he was engaged in farming for many years. When quite a young man he was ordained as deacon of the Mennonite body. His family consisted of eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

__________________


Deacon David Eshleman died near Mannheim, Waterloo Co., Ont., of pneumonia, on Feb. 11, 1905; aged 82 Y., 2 M., 17 D. He was married to Esther Shantz, who preceded him to the spirit world 21 years ago. To them were born a family of eight children, four sons and four daughters. He leaves behind him six children, twenty grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a great many friends. In 1859 he was ordained deacon of the Mennonite church, which office he faithfully filled until a few years previous to his death, when he resigned owing to ill health. He took a great interest in church work; he leaves a bright hope of the glorious beyond. Funeral services were conducted by Moses Bowman, Menno Cressman, Noah Stauffer and A. D. Wenger of Pennsylvania. Text, Phil. 1:21; 2 Tim. 4:6.1a

1aHerald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 12, March 23, 1905, page 95 
David Eschleman
 
9811 Elizabeth Eshleman, "the youngest and only daughter of Franz Eshleman, was married to John Diller. They resided in Waterloo County where she died some years ago, leaving heirs who now reside in Waterloo and adjoining counties of Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Eschleman
 
9812 Lizzie Eshleman, "is unmarried and resides in Rochester, New York."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Eschleman
 
9813 Name:Emma Victoria Eshelman
Date of Birth:24 May 1878
Gender:Female
Birth County or District:Waterloo
Father's Name:Jacob B Eshelman
Mother's Name:Susannah Buchler
Archive Name:Archives of Ontario
Archive Series:MS929
Archive Reel:36 
Emma Victoria Eschleman
 
9814 Esther Eshleman, "born Jan. 1st, 1861."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Esther Eschleman
 
9815 Franz Eshleman, "the fourth son of Franz, was married and resided in western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburg. His family consisted of several daughters and one son who, when about fourteen years of age, met with an accident which caused his death."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Franz Eschleman
 
9816 Franz Eshleman," the progenitor of this family, was native of the Palatinate, Germany, where he was born in the year 1751. Emigrated to America in 1779 and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he had a family of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Franz Eschleman
 
9817 George Eshleman, "the eldest son in family of Samuel and Nancy Eshleman, was born February 14th, 1820. He resided about three miles east of Roseville where he was engaged in farming. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Polly (Hallman) Bechtel. To them were born ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Eschleman
 
9818 Isaac Eshleman, "born July 4th, 1848, is married to Sarah Stauffer. He resides in Wilmot."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Eschleman
 
9819 Jacob Eshleman, "resides in Calgary, Alberta, N. W. T., where he is engaged in the hardware business. He is married to Susannah Buehler."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Eschleman
 
9820 Jacob Eshleman, "the third son of old Franz, died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Eschleman
 
9821 John Eshleman, "was born April 17th, 1783, and came to Canada in 1808 and settled at Blair where he had his home with his brother, Samuel, for many years. When he was pretty well advanced in years he was married to Widow Schmidt who was born April 29th, 1781, and died August 29th, 1858. They resided two miles north of Waterloo, on the farm now owned by Franklin Shuh. He died March 28th, 1861, leaving no heirs."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Eschleman
 
9822 John B. Eshleman, "died, aged 3 years."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John B. Eschleman
 
9823 Joseph Eshleman, "was born June 8th, 1850. He was married to Magdalena Clemens and resided at Blair where he died June 15th, 1878, leaving one son named Oliver who has since died."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Eschleman
 
9824 Name:Laura Eshelman
Date of Birth:27 Mar 1876
Gender:Female
Birth County or District:Waterloo
Father's Name:Jacob B Eshelman
Mother's Name:Susanna Buehler
Archive Name:Archives of Ontario
Archive Series:MS929
Archive Reel:26 
Laura Eschleman
 
9825 Leah Eshleman, "born March 29th, 1846, is married to David B. Schmitt. To them were born seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

__________________

Schmidt - Leah Eshleman was born in Wilmot Tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., March 29, 1846; died Sept. 12, 1916; aged 70 y. 5 m. 14 d. She was united in marriage to David B. Schmitt April 12, 1871, lived in matrimony 24 years. He preceded her to the glory world 21 years. This union was blest with 7 sons, 5 of whom survive to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. She united with the Mennonite Church a number of years ago and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted at the Latschar Menmnonite Church on Sept. 15, by the brethren Manasseh Hallman and Jonas Snider. Texts, Heb. 11:16; I Cor. 15:55, 56.2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume IX, Number 27 - October 5, 1916 - 503 
Leah Eschleman
 
9826 Magdalena Eshleman, "was born May 14th, 1858."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Eschleman
 
9827 Mary Eshleman, "died young."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Eschleman
 
9828 Mary Ann Eshleman, "was born March 15th, 1848. She was married to Menno B. Clemens. They resided on a farm near New Dundee, Ontario, where he died. The widow resides on Frederick Street, Berlin. Her family consists of three sons1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Eschleman
 
9829 Moses Eshleman, "the youngest son of George and Elizabeth Eshleman, resides in New York City, where he is engaged as a book-keeper in one of the life insurance offices."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Moses Eschleman
 
9830 Moses Eshleman, "the youngest son of Samuel and Nancy (Bechtel) Eshleman, was born near Blair, July 26th, 1824. He was first married to Susannah Stauffer who was born May 9th, 1828, and died April 2nd, 1862. On March 19th, 1866, he was married again to Annie Kay, widow of the late Samuel Erb. Mr. Eshleman resided on the old homestead near Blair for many years. At present he resides on Church Street, Berlin. To him and his first wife were born five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Stanley Park United Brethren in Christ Church

A United Brethren in Christ missionary, Rev. Israel Sloan, is reported to have organized a class in Berlin in 1855. The Berlin congregation later, c.1875, bought a small frame church at the corner of Benton and Church Streets which had been built in 1841 by the Wesleyan Methodists for their own use.
There was a split in the United Brethren in Christ Church in 1889 which resulted in two groups each calling themselves the United Brethren in Christ. One group joined the Congregationals in 1906. The other group remained United Brethren in Christ until November 16, 1946 when most congregations of the United Brethren in Christ organization joined with the Evangelical Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church, later to join with the United Church on January 1, 1968. The Stanley Park congregation is one of three United Brethren in Christ Churches in Waterloo County today. The others are New Dundee and Roseville. The headquarters of the church is in Huntington, Indiana.
After the split in 1889 land on Church Street was donated to the congregation by one of their number, Moses Eschleman. The congregation held services in a frame house on the property until 1893 when a large brick church was built at 35 Alma Street. The church was named Alma Street Church of the United Brethren in Christ (Uttley 1937:140). (Alma Street is now Charles Street.) A sod turning ceremony was held on March 15, 1970 for a new church on Dreger Avenue in Kitchener. The first service in the new church was held on August 9, 1970; dedication services were conducted on November 29, 1970 by Bishop Clyde Meadows from the Church headquarters in Huntington, Indiana. Rev. Keith Nicholson was pastor when the new Stanley Park United Brethren in Christ Church was built in 1970. The Alma Street church was sold in 1970 and is now the International Gospel Centre. 2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Moses Eschleman
 
9831 Nancy Eshleman, "died in North Dumfries, aged about 15 years."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Eschleman
 
9832 Lived with son Moses. Samuel Eschleman
 
9833 Samuel Eshleman, "second son of old Franz, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 5th, 1784. In 1808 he, with others, came to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, near Blair. He was married to Nancy, daughter of George and Elizabeth Bechtel. After his marriage he settled on his father-in-law's farm where he resided many years. He died October 13th, 1870. His wife was born January 5th, 1784, and died January 23rd, 1863. To them were born three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Eschleman
 
9834 Samuel Eshleman, "resides in Rochester, New York. He is married to Lizzie Lautenschlager."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel B. Eschleman
 
9835 Sarah Eshleman, "resides in the town of Berlin. She is married to Benjamin Hallman."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Eschleman
 
9836 Simon Eshleman, "was born August 31st, 1852. He is married to Paulina St. Clair and resides in the city of Buffalo (No. 421 Franklin Street), New York, where he is engaged in the dentistry business. He has two sons named Carl and Leo."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Simon Eschleman
 
9837 ESCOBAR, Francisco Silveira

Passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the age of 88. He was born, April 2, 1918, in Falai, Acores. Dear husband of Filomena Gomes, for 65 years and beloved father of Jose (Maria), Manuel (Maria), Eduino (Val). Frank (Gail). Ana Szakaly (George), all of Cambridge and Maria Silveira (Daniel) of California. Cherished grandfather of Una (Bernie), Sandy (Doug). Tina (Raul). Jeannie (Kirby), Frank. David (Judite), Jen (Erik), Steven, Jason, Danny, Erik, Tyler and Victoria. Beloved great grandfather of Zachary, Julia, Ethan. Phoebe, Nathan. Sarah and Aidan. He is survived by brother-in-law, Frank Pereira, (Maria); sisters-in-law, Ana Medeiros, Maria Caetano, Filomena Pereira, Maria Correira and Olga Escobar and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his infant son, Henrique, his parents Francisco and Maria Escobar and seven brothers and sisters. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, at 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

The Record 19 Mar 2007 pg B7 
Francisco Silveira Escobar
 
9838 Samuel Eshleman, "born August 15th, 1850, resides at Brockway Centre, Michigan. He is married to Anna Beyer."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel S. Eshleman
 
9839 Died, In Waterloo Township, on Friday, May 18th, at 4 o'clock p.m., Thomas Eskdale, Aged 72 years. Funeral On Monday, 21st Inst., at half-past 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence to Galt Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Waterloo Township, May 19th, 18831a

1aCity of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection 
Thomas Eskdale
 
9840 Died Esson -- On Saturday, March 11, 1893. George Esson, aged 76 years, 11 months and 11 days. Funeral The funeral will leave the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. John Wolfe, Durham St., Walkerton, for St. Thomas Church, & thence to the Cemetery at 3.30 o'clock on Monday afternoon, the 13th inst. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. 1a

1aFuneral Card

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George Esson is known as one of Preston's pioneers in photography and is the father of James Esson of the Canada's elite photographers of the 19th century. He also was at times a book-binder, telegraph operator, school teacher and peddler. He entered the photography occupation in the 1840's. He returned to Scotland in 1840 through 1850 to photograph a series of landscapes. He opened about 1852 a dauerreotype gallery his home at 113 Queen St., in Preston which he operated until about 1874 when his son James took control.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
George Esson
 
9841 James Esson; Inducted 1995

James Esson was born on 10 Aug 1853, one of six children of noted Preston photographer George Esson and his wife Jane. The elder Esson opened a daguerre type gallery in about 1852 and continued with it until 1870 when his son James took over the business apparently first operating it from the family home on Queen Street.

James Esson quickly made a name for himself as an "artist", that is, someone who "creates" a picture as opposed to someone who merely "takes" a picture. His first subjects were architectural and scenic views, subjects which later formed the basis of his famous stereoscopic views that were so popular in the late 19th century.

In 1878 an advertisement in the "County of Waterloo Gazetteer and Directory" announced "James Esson Photographer, Publisher and dealer in Stereoscopic Views, C.D.V. Statuary, Monumental and Headstone Designs. Queen Street - Preston - Ontario." Within three years Mr. Esson had added "portrait artist" to his list.

In 1884, at the age of 30, Mr Esson opened a studio at 105 King Street naming it the Atelier. So excellent was his work that he soon attained a reputation for excellence and attracted to his studio patrons of political and social distinction from as far away as Ottawa and Montreal. The Marquis of Lorne and Princess Louise, members of the Senate and Commons, famous stage artists and prominent ladies and gentlemen were numbered among Mr Esson's clients.

His reputation brought Preston, which was elsewhere described as "not indicative of much energy or enterprise", a certain distinction and his famous "Atelier" became one of Preston's prominent commercial buildings. As such, it was featured as an individual illustration on a bird's-eye view map of Preston published c.1895. In May 1892 the Atelier was described in "The Canadian Photographic Journal" as "three storeys high, built of red brick and trimmed with Credit Valley brownstone". Visitors to the Atelier first entered the office, which is described as "a cosy cheerful looking" fairly spacious room. "The counter, desk, screen and wainscotting, all of which are quartered oak, are beautifully carved from special designs". A "massive oak stairway" led to the bright studio with ample natural light allowed to enter through a skylight of "ground glass". Mr Esson's exclusive use of natural light added a special feel to his photographs and earned him the nickname "The Lightman".

In the late 1870's and the early 1880's, Mr Esson travelled across Canada and the United States taking hundreds of stereoviews of landscapes, buildings, street scenes and parks that were arranged into some 15 geographic or thematic series including cities such as Toronto, Guelph and Galt and scenes of the Muskoka District, the Northern Lakes, the Thousand Islands, Central Park in New York, and what he described as "Picturesque America", "Picturesque Canada" and "Gems of Statuary".

Mr Esson used a binocular camera fitted with two lenses several inches apart to record the same scene from slightly different angles roughly corresponding to the perspective of human eyes. The resultant double image would then produce a three-dimensional result when viewed through a stereoscope, a common appliance in Victorian households. It has been noted that Mr Esson was one of only a very small number of Canadian photographers to produce the stereoviews that were common in both Britian and the United States at the time. It is estimated that Mr Esson's collection, including stereoviews, numbered in the vicinity of 5000 images, of which only a fraction now remain.

Through these stereoviews Mr Esson gained a "world-wide" reputation as a landscape photographer and these photographs combined with his portrait photographs created a body of work that placed him, in the eyes of many, among the foremost photographers of his day.

A fall suffered in 1916 forced Mr Esson into retirement and he asked his nephew, Elliot Law to take over his business. In 1920, Mr Esson decided to leave Preston, sold his "Atelier" and moved to Toronto. He died there on 12 Sept. 1933 and is buried in Prospect Cemetery.

Cambridge Archives and Records Centre
 
James Esson
 
9842 James like his father was a photographer, he taking over from his father in 1874. He was known as an artist photographer and took many stereoscopic pictures that were very popular in the 19th century. He portraits were reknown and many of Canada's elite chose him to make their formal photographs. He left Preston in 1920 after a fall in 1916 forced his retirement.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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James Esson of Preston was one of Canada's best known and most accomplished portrait photographers. His father, George Esson, was one of the first photographers in Canada in the 1840s.

His first studio was in the old family homestead, 113 Queen Street. In 1884 he built at 105 King Street one of the finest portrait studios in Canada at that time. He travelled to many parts of Ontario taking architectural and scenic views for stereopticons.

Before the days of the automobile, distinguished people of many professions came to have their portraits taken by him. He also did miniatures on ivory for lockets and brooches after the style of the seventeenth century.

He photographed the Marquis of Lorne and the Princess Louise while the Marquis was Governor-General of Canada and while they were visiting at Cruikston Park. Esson retired in 1916.2a

2aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame

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Eason, James, portrait and stereoscopic artist, dealer in stereoscopic views, &c. Is a Canadian by birth, and has resided here since 1855.3a

3aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 (Village of Preston entries)

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ESSON'S ATELIER, Preston, Ontario

It is fact beyond dispute that this is one of the best equipped galleries in the Dominion, and for fine work is unsurpassed in America. It is patronized by the best people from all parts of the Dominion. Mr. Esson enjoys the distinction of being photo artist to royalty, hence for fine work, there is no reason why we should go elsewhere. He has the high reputation for producing the finest steroscopic views of natural scenery, and his comic slides are in great variety, so with his rare novelties in the photographic art line, and like his Atelier, enjoy a wide popularity in Canada and Great Britain. Call and see his work. You are welcome. Private engagements if required. Telephone and electric car convienence.4a

4a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt

 
James Henry Esson
 
9843 ESTEIREIRO, Joao S

Peacefully, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at the age of 76. Loving and devoted husband of Elvira. Cherished father of Joe (Rose), Ines (Joe), Duarte (Krystin) and Victor (Maria). Special grandfather of Nina (Walter), Niko, Nicole, Mikela, Skye-Lynne, Shane, Ty, Tyler and Samantha. Joao will also be sadly missed by his sisters, Maria Dos Anjos, Beatriz and Valentina. Predeceased by his parents Jose and Georgina and his brothers, Antonio, Diniz, Carlos, Jose Manuel. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be recited at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Ambrose R.C. Church, Chalmers St. S. (at South St.), Cambridge, on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 8 Jun 2010 
Joao S. Esteireiro
 
9844 REBELO, Maria Estrela

Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, December 20, 2004. Beloved wife of Antonio Rebelo. Loving mother of Maria Silveira and her husband Carlos. Maria will be sadly missed by her grandson, Philip; many nieces and nephews, in Cambridge and the Azores and her brothers-in-law, Ernesto and Luis Rebelo. Predeceased by her brothers, Luis and Manuel. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Gregory's RC Church, Cambridge on Thursday, December 23, 2004, at 10 a.m., interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 22 Dec 2004 pg B5 
Maria Estrela
 
9845 1871 - Anna Eti is staying with Joseph L. Weber. Anna Eti
 
9846 Mrs. Henry Wagner - A highly esteemed resident of Philipsburg passed away at her home on Saturday, March 11th, 1939, is the person of Mrs. Henry Wagner, at the age of 79 years and 10 days following an illness of four months duration. Deceased's maiden name was Wilhelmine Eulenstein and she was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Since her marriage she had been a resident of Philipsburg where her husband, the late Henry Wagner carried on a wagon making business. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church at Philipsburg, and beloved by a wide circle of friends. Surviving are three sons, Herman, of Philipsburg, Helmuth of Waterloo, and Arthur of Dayton, Ohio, and two daughters, Mrs. John Busch of Fort Frances, and Mrs. Otto Weideman, of Detroit, Michigan.

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon with services in the Philipsburg Lutheran Church and interment in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. G.R. Schultz, pastor of the church officiated.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 13 Mar 1939

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After an illness of almost four months, Mrs. Wilhelmina Wagner, 79, died today at her home here. Mrs. Wagner was born in St. Louis, Mo. Her maiden name was Wilhelmina Eulenstein. Deceased attended Zion Lutheran Church in Philipsburg. Surviving are three sons, Herman of Philipsburg, Helmuth of Kitchener and Arthur of Dayton, Ohio, and two daughters, Mrs. John Busch of Fort Francis, Ontario and Mrs. Otto Weideman of Detroit, Mich. Private funeral services will be held at her late residence on Tuesday at 2 p.m. followed by public services at Zion Lutheran Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. G. Schultz will officiate. Interment will take place in Philipsburg Cemetery. 
Wilhelmine Eulenstein
 
9847 1901 Berlin Census - Annie is a lodger in the home of Menno and Lydia Erb. Mary Euler is also a lodger; no relationship is stated. Annie Euler
 
9848 MRS. WM. FLATH.

Another of the aged residents of Elmira passed away on Saturday in the person of Catharine Euler, widow of the late William Flath. Deceased was born in Hessen Darnstadt, Germany, in 1826, and emigrated to Canada in 1854. Two years later she was married to William Flath, and comes a farm near Drayton in the soil hardships of pioneer life, after living there about 50 years the aged couple came to Elmira, where Mr. Flath died about seven years ago. To Mr. and Mrs. Flath were born four daughters, namely; Elizabeth, (Mrs. Walker), who died about 9 years ago; Nancy, at home, Kate (Mrs. Kennedy), of Berlin; Matilda (Mrs. John Weitzel), Elmira. Twelve grandchildren also survive Mrs. Flath was ill about two months, of rheumatism accompanied by the weakness of old age. She was a kind mother to her daughters and friendly to all with whom she came in contact. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon. Among those from a distance who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Adam Flath, Mr. and Mrs. George Moore, Miss Flath, Mr. Chas. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Walker, Mr. and Mrs. George Fotheringham, Mrs. Montogomery and Mrs. Hussey, all of Drayton; Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy and daughters Florence and Althea, Mrs. Doubledee, all of Berlin1a

1aElmira Signet 22 Jul 1915 
Catherine Euler
 
9849 MRS. EMILINE LANZ

Mrs. Emiline Lanz of Linwood passed away early Sunday morning in her 77th year after an illness of five weeks duration. Born at Gadshill In 1858, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Euler, the early part of her life was spent at Gadshill and Mornington Township. She was married on Sept. 27, 1881 at Millbank to William Lanz who predeceased her three and one-half years ago.

Surviving are two sons and five daughters, Jacob and Oscar of Linwood, Mrs. L. Neumaster of the Ninth Line of Wellesley, Mrs. J. Berscht of Wellesley, Mrs. John Cartlidge of Media, Alberta, Mrs. M. Glebe of the Ninth Line of Wellesley, and Miss Adeline Lanz of Kitchener; one sister, Mrs. Anthony Branch and one brother, Henry Euler, both of Michigan.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 pm at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Glebe, and later at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Linwood. Interment will be made at Linwood. 
Emiline "Emma Euler
 
9850 He fell onto a barrel in his mill and injured himself so severely that he died as a result, 6 hours later. John Euler
 
9851 1901 Berlin Census - Mary is a lodger in the home of Menno and Lydia Erb. Annie Euler is also a lodger; no relationship between them is indicated. Mary Euler
 
9852 Wikipedia Entry Senator William Daum Euler, MP
 
9853 When William Euler and W.L. MacKenzie King played together as schoolboys in Berlin, in the 1880s, neither realized the important place they would occupy in Canadian politics. King became Prime Minister and Euler a senator.

Born in Conestogo in 1875, Euler taught school for six years before opening a very successful business college. He was a school trustee, alderman, reeve, county councillor, and mayor in 1913-14. He was elected Federal member for Waterloo North in 1917 and was re- elected in 1921, 1925, 1926, 1930, 1935 and 1940, serving in Ottawa for twenty-three years.

In 1926, Euler was chosen as Revenue Minister to correct scandalous conditions in the Customs Department. Minister of Trade and Commerce, from 1935, he led trade missions to Europe and concluded many agreements beneficial to Canada. A senator from 1940 to 1961, Euler was one of Canada's finest public servants.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame website, 2008

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Where The Rivers Meet Picturesque Conestoga Pretty Woolwich Village

CONESTOGO CHURCHES SEE PROSPEROUS DEVELOPMENT

Lutherans Made Beginnings In 1850 And Have Finest Country Church In Ontario; Methodists Organized
1865 Erecting Church In 1878; M.B.C. Church Built 1888.



CONESTOGO'S LEADING SON


Of all native-born Conestogians who decided to enter the struggle of life outside the home village and who have been more or less successful in their undertakings, none has achieved a higher position nor become more prominent and respected among his fellow-citizens than the present distinguished representative for North Waterloo in the Dominion Parliament.

William D. Euler, son of Henry Euler. He was born in this village. In the public school he had the reputation of being a very bright scholar under the well known pedagogue the late Geo. A. McIntryre. After working for a number of years he again managed to take up educational studies in the Berlin High School from which he graduated and became a very successful teacher. Later on he held a position in various business colleges and finally became principal. He obtained ownership of the business college in Berlin (now Kitchener) where he entered the municipal field and became in 1913-1914 its Chief Magistrate. He entered the field for federal honors in 1917 as the Independent Liberal standard bearer and was successful. There the Conestogo working boy has worked himself up gradually to his present important position in life.

Conestogo Agent Gathered Facts The Daily Record offers its readers today a comprehensive survey of charming Conestogo, Waterloo country's leading summer resort. This historical review will be found replete with many interesting facts concerning the primitive settlements, the early business venture and the beginnings of churches and schools. Credit for the compilation is due to the efforts of Mr. Noah Stroh, the Daily Record's enterprising representative in the pretty village.2a

2a Kitchener Daily Record 20 Jun 1924 typed by Marion Roes in 2011

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It is said that he lead the movement to legalize margarine in Canada.

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Senator William Daum Euler, MP
 
9854 Years Served: 1909, 1911-12, 1913-14 (Mayor) Senator William Daum Euler, MP
 
9855 John Schenk, assistant market gardener, is boarding with the Euler's. Wilson Euler
 
9856 Hubert Evans was a writer and poet as well as a newspaper reporter and salmon hatchery superintendent. He was born in Galt, Ontario and served in World War I before moving to British Columbia. He married Ann (Anna) Emily Winter in 1920 and, in 1926, decided to take up freelance writing as a full time occupation. From the 1930s through the 1950s, Evans published many adventure and wilderness stories for young readers. He expanded his readership in 1954 with the publication of Mist on the River. Canadian audiences were also able to listen to his radio plays and adaptations of his stories which were broadcast by the CBC. He was the recipient of an honourary degree from Simon Fraser University in 1984.

List of Books written by Hubert Evans:

1926 Forest Friends (short stories) ,1927 The New Front Line (novel), 1928 Derry, Airedale of the Frontier (children), 1929 Derry's Partner (children), 1930 Derry of Totem Creek (children), 1930 The Silent Call (short stories), 1949 North to the Unknown River (biography), 1954 Mist on the River (novel), 1956 Mountain Dog (children), 1974 Bits and Pieces (poetry), 1976 Whittlings (poetry), 1979 O Time in Your Flight (novel), 1981 Son of the Salmon People (children), 1981 Endings (poetry), 1982 Mostly Coast People: The Collected Poetry of Hubert Evans (poetry 
Hubert R. Evans
 
9857 John Evans

The funeral of the late John Evans, who passed away in his 85th year at the Galt Hospital, last Monday, was held at 2.30 this afteroon from the residenoe of his son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. M. Wallace, 327, Margaret street. Rev. R. Herbert, of St. John's Angiican church conducted both services and internment was made in the Precton cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. Thompson, C. Schmiedendorf, C. Bullock, G. Egerton and L. Gehl, all of Preston. The deceased was born in England and those who remain to mourn there loss include five children, George, in Alberta, Ernest, Montreal, Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Galt, Mrs. Emma Lutz, Detroit and Mrs. Jane Wallace, Preston, besides six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Kitchener Daily Record 31 Aug 1927 pg 3 
John Evans
 
9858 1871 - Mary Evans was staying with John Woods. Mary Evans
 
9859 Mrs. Sarah Jane Wallis

PRESTON, July 21— Well known Preston resident for the past 44 years, Sarah Jane Evans, widow of Murty Lloyd Wallis, died in Galt hospital at 8:30 this morning at the age of 70 years. Mrs. Wallis had been ailing for the past two years, seriously ill for the past two weeks and confined to hospital since Sunday. Born in Doon, she resided in Galt for a short time, prior to her marriage 44 years ago at Port Stanley to Murty Lloyd Wallis, who predeceased her 10 years ago. Since her marriage she had lived in Preston and had formed a large circle of friends. A member of St. John's Anglican Church, Mrs. Wallis was a member of Queen Rebekah Lodge, Preston, of which she was a past noble grand. She was also a member of the Women's Auxiliary and the Guild of St. John's Church and of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Helen Elizabeth Wallis, Preston and two brothers, Ernest Evans, Montreal and George Evans of Lethbridge. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home. The funeral will take place at St. John's Anglican Church. Friday at 3 p.m. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Jul 1948 pg 19 
Sarah Jane Evans
 
9860 Evans, William Private. Enlisted at Galt, October 13, 1915 with the 71st Battalion.He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. K. Evans, 77 Park St., Kitchener, Ontario.

Kitchener Public Library '96 Soldier Information Card Collection '96 World War One 
Private William Evans
 
9861 Roth, Amanda, daughter of John and Catherine (Brunk) Everatt, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Feb. 12, 1899; died at Kitchener, Ont., Apr. 27, 1983; aged 84 y. On Oct. 21, 1920, she was married to Benjamin Roth, who died May 20, 1973. Surviving are 5 sons (Melson, Milford, Elton, Harold, and Willard), 3 daughters (Beulah-Mrs. John Wagler, Hilda-Mrs. Raymond McEwin, and Pearl-Mrs. Mahlon Roes), 33 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one brother (Sydney Everatt), and 3 sisters (Selida-Mrs. Lorne Kropf, Verra-Mrs. Raymond Knarr). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Catherine). She was a member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 30, in charge of Nelson Martin and Elmer Schwartzentruber; interment in St. Agatha Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 76, Number 22 - May 31, 1983 - page 390 
Amanda Everatt
 
9862 Mayer, Catharine, daughter of John and Catharine (Brunk) Everatt, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., June 13, 1905; died of a heart attack at Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 10, 1978; aged 72 y. On June 23, 1926, she was married to Elmer Mayer, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Cecil), 2 grandchildren, one brother (Sydney), and 4 sisters (Amanda - Mrs. Benjamin Roth, Vera - Mrs. Raymond Herrie, Seleda - Mrs. Lorne Kropf, and Erma - Mrs. Milford Knaar). She was a member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 13, in charge of Nelson Martin and Elmer Schwartzentruber; interment in St. Agatha Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 71, Number 7 - February 14, 1978 - page 142 
Catharine Everatt
 
9863 Herner, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Catherine (Brunk) Everatt, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., July 10, 1900; died of a heart attack at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Sept. 8, 1973; aged 73 y. 1 m. 29 d. On Oct. 1, 1919, she was married to Abraham Herner, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Earl and Kenneth), 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother, and 5 sisters. She was a member of the St. Agatha Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 11, in charge of Gerald Schwartzentruber and Allen Schwartzentruber; interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 45 - November 13, 1973, page 878

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HERNER, Mrs. Abraham (Elizabeth)
At the K-W Hospital, on Saturday, Sept 8, 1973, suddenly following a heart attack, Elizabeth Everatt, of 103 Margaret Ave., Kitchener, age 73 years, born in Petersburg, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Everatt and a Twin City area resident for her entire lifetime, a member of the St. Agatha Mennonite Church; wife of Abraham Herner; mother of Kenneth of Route 2, Kitchener and Earl of Route 2, Breslau; sister of Sydney Everatt of Stratford, Amanda (Mrs. Benjamin Roth), Milverton; Catherine (Mrs. Elmer Mayer) and Seleda (Mrs. Lorne Kropf) of Kitchener, Vera (Mrs. Raymond Herrle) and Erma (Mrs. Milford Knarr) of Waterloo; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive; predeceased by two brothers Alvin and Joseph and two sisters Mrs. Clara Lichty and Mrs. Annie Snider. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener, until noon on Tuesday, when removal will be made to the St. Agatha Mennonite Church for the service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Schwartzentruber officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Donations to the memorial fund of the church may be made as expressions of sympathy.2a

2aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Sep 1973 
Elisabeth B. Everatt
 
9864 HERRLE, Elvira Died peacefully, Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, in her 104th year. She was the last surviving child of John Everatt and Catherine Brunk of Petersburg. Vera always talked fondly of those early years and the strong family bonds created by her mother and her grandmother. She never forgot her siblings Anne Snider, Amanda Roth, Elizabeth Herner, Clara Lichty, Joseph Everatt, Catherine Mayer, Seleda Kropf, Sidney Everatt, Alvin Everatt or Erma Knarr. Vera had a very happy marriage with Raymond Herrle (1976), but they never had any children themselves. So every niece and nephew was special to her. We will all remember those times we visited and she gave us undivided attention and made us feel very important to her. And we were. A long time member of Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church in Kitchener. The funeral service to celebrate Vera's life and faith will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo with visitation at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Rev. Marilyn Rudy-Froese officiating. There will be a reception following the service in the Fireside Reception Room prior to moving to Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener for the committal service. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Women's Missionary Association of Stirling Ave., Mennonite Church or a charity of your choice may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 30 May 2011 
Elvira Everatt
 
9865 Death of the Late Mr. John Everatt
Elmira Old Boy Passes Away in Denver, Colorado


There has been received the intelligence of the sudden death in Denver of John Everatt, on Jan. 7. Mr. Everatt died of heart failure. He was an Elmira old boy, who had for forty years lived in the Western States. Six daughters and three sons survive and mourn the death of a loving father. There also survive him, two sisters and three brothers. These are, Charles, Richard and Godfrey of Elmira; Mary of Baden, and Mrs. Walter Adams of Wallenstein, Ont. Mr. Everatt's remains were brought to Detroit and laid to rest beside his deceased wife, the late Mary Stark. The funeral was held on Thursday, Jan. 12 and took place from his daughter, Mrs. Frederick Marsh's home, at 5096 Burnside avenue. Burial took place in Woodlawn cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Adams attended his funeral, as did many relatives and friends from a distance. These thank the friends in Denver and Detroit who sent flowers. The pallbearers were Messrs. Richard Everatt, Charles Everatt, George Start, Walter Adams and Arthur Vair. [rest of obit is missing]1a