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Abigail Bechtel[1]
Female 1821 - 1913


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  • Birth  8 Oct 1821  Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender  Female 
    Residence  1842  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Religion  1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion  1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Immigration  1900  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name  Abigail Detweiler 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  00007-0732 
    Died  23 Jul 1913  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried  Detweiler Mennonite Cemetery, Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I12564  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  George B. Bechtel,   b. 24 May 1777, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Near Pottstown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1871 
    Mother  Maria Shoemaker,   b. 1 Jan 1793, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1840, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Nov 1817 
    Family ID  F3465  Group Sheet

    Family  Rev. Enoch R. Detweiler,   b. 7 Mar 1818, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1874, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Detwiler,   b. 1842, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jacob Detwiler,   b. 1843, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Ann B. Detweiler,   b. 29 Jun 1843, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1929, Red Deer, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rev. Jacob B. Detweiler,   b. 6 Oct 1844, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938
     5. Rev. George B. Detweiler,   b. 6 Jan 1846, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Susannah Detweiler,   b. 22 Mar 1849, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Leah Detweiler,   b. 28 Apr 1851, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1854
     8. Aaron B. Detweiler,   b. 24 May 1853, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1924
     9. Hannah Detweiler,   b. 17 Dec 1855, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1943
     10. Noah Bechtel Detweiler,   b. 3 Jun 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1928
     11. Daniel Bechtel Detweiler,   b. 10 Apr 1860, Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1919, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Sarah Detweiler,   b. 17 Jan 1866, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935
    Family ID  F3486  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Abigail Bechtel "the eldest daughter of George B. and Mary (Shoemaker) Bechtel, was born near Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, October 8th, 1821, and came to Canada when nearly eight years old. She was married to Rev. Enoch Detweiler. They resided near Roseville, Ontario, where he died September 18th, 1874. They had a family of ten children".1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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      Detweiler. - Abigail Bechtel, relict of the late Enoch R. Detweiler, was born near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pa., Oct. 8, 1821. At the age of 7 years she came with her parents to Waterloo Co., Ont. In the year 1842 she entered the bonds of holy matrimony and lived 32 years in that state. In 1874 her husband died, after which she raised her family alone, living in widowhood for 39 years. She had 5 sons and 5 daughters. Her husband and 1 daughter preceded her to the spirit world. She was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of the Mennonite church. She died in the city of Berlin on July 23, 1913. Funeral on the 26th. Short service at the home of her son-in-law, D. S Huber, thence to the Detweiler Church, Roseville, for service and interment. Service by Noah Stauffer from Joh 5:26. Aged 91 y. 9 m 15 d.2a

      2a
      Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 20 - August 14, 1913 - page 319

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    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..., 211.

    3. [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..., 522.

    4. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 39.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, August 14, 1913 - Obituary of Abigail Bechtel.

    6. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 2.

    7. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 7.

    8. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 46.

    9. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 9 Page 65.

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister Of The German Evangelical Church, , At Green Bush, Waterloo Township, 31 Aug. 1841 To 31 Aug. 1842
      Enoch Dettwiler, Yeom. , Of Dumfries, To Abigail Bechtel, Of Wilmot. Wit. George Bechtel, Of Wilmot And John Dettwiler, Of Dumfries, Both Farmers

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1841 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1842 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1900 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jul 1913 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Detweiler Mennonite Cemetery, Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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