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Rev. Henry Goudie[1]
Male 1851 - 1942


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  16 Jan 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1881-1884  Breslau Missionary Church, Breslau, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    Eby ID Number  00043-3318 
    Died  1942  [8
    Buried  Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID  I12032  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Jun 2014 

    Father  David Goudie,   b. 28 May 1816, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1896 
    Mother  Nancy S. Wanner,   b. 27 Feb 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1906 
    Married  18 Dec 1843 
    Family ID  F3353  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Wildfong,   b. 22 Oct 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1921 
    Children 
     1. Angelina Goudie
     2. Alsina Goudie
     3. Nancy Goudie
     4. Ada Goudie,   b. 20 Jan 1879, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Emmarilla Goudie,   b. 23 Apr 1884, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1904
     6. Royal Goudie,   b. 3 Dec 1886, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elkiah Goudie,   b. 17 Nov 1889, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  15 Jun 2008 
    Family ID  F3356  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Jan 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - 1881-1884 - Breslau Missionary Church, Breslau, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Rev. Henry Goudie, "was born January, 16th, 1851.  When a young man he was converted and joined himself with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ.  Some years ago he entered the ministry and has up to the present proved himself an able minister in winning souls for Christ.  His sermons are clear, instructive and full of Spirit.  None of those dry and merely a repetition of old worn-out-phrase sermons but are full of life and very impressive.  He is well received by all parties.  During his three years labor in Berlin he has done much good among all classes.  After the expiration of the third year (March, 1895) in Berlin, the conference had him stationed at Elmwood, Ontario, where he now resides.  He is married to Sarah Wildfong and has a family of seven children".1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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      Goudie, Henry (1851-1942)

      Henry Goudie (16 January 1851-19 January 1942) was the organizer and first district superintendent of the Canadian Northwest Conference of the United Missionary Church (now Evangelical Missionary Church). He was born near Hespeler, ON a son of David and Nancy Goudie. In 1872 Henry married Sarah Wildfong. Together they had two sons and five daughters. Following Mrs. Goudie's death he married Mrs. Susannah Lageer in 1923.
      In 1870 he was converted and in 1874 he became a charter member of the Reformed Mennonites. This group would later unite with other groups to form the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church (now the Evangelical Missionary Church). Goudie began to preach in 1877 and was stationed at Port Elgin in 1878, being ordained by the Ontario conference in 1881. He served as pastor at Port Elgin, Breslau, New Dundee, Stayner, Markham, Kitchener (Bethany), Hanover, Shrigley, Toronto (Bethel), Aylmer, and Hespeler in Ontario. He also pastored at Mayton and Markham in Alberta. For 14 years he served as district superintendent: five years in Ontario (1900-5) and nine years in Alberta (1907-13, 1916-19). He retired in 1926 after a service of 50 years. He died 19 January 1942, just three days after his 91st birthday and was buried in the Wanner cemetery at Hespeler (Cambridge).2a


      2aStorms, Everek R. "Goudie, Henry (1851-1942)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 Nov 2005 <http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/G683ME.html>

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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."3a

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., Ezra Eby, 644.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., Ezra E. Eby, (Berlin, Ontario, 1895), 715.

    3. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Canada. Department of Agriculture, (1871, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.), 349158., Div. 2, Pg. 26.

    4. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 2 Page 12.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Canada. Department of Agriculture, (1851, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.), 349241..
      gives age and country of birth

    6. [S397] Census - ON, Simcoe - 1901, AutomatedGenealogy.com, Stayner F-1 Page 12, 13 Nov 2005.

    7. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      East: Rev. Henry Goudie / 1851-1942 / Sarah Widfong / wife of / Rev. Henry Goudie / born Oct.22,1850 / died Sept.26,1921 / aged 70 yrs 11 m. 4 d / At rest / goudie

    8. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).