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Nelson Cressman
Male 1907 - 1930


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  • Birth  18 Nov 1907  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  accident 
    Religion  1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Religion  1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune  1930 
    killed on honeymoon 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-168530 
    Died  25 Nov 1930  near, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Conestogo Old Order Mennonite Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I168530  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Father  Daniel M. Cressman,   b. 2 Jan 1875, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1957, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Leah M. Weber,   b. 25 Jul 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1963, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Apr 1896 
    Family ID  F14064  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Ann Weber,   b. 15 Jan 1909, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1979, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Nov 1930  [2
    Family ID  F40449  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • CRESSMAN.--Nelson, son of Daniel and Leah Cressman, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Nov. 18, 1907; died on his way to a hospital Nov. 25, 1930; aged 23 y. 7 d. He was visiting in Lancaster Co., Pa., and in Maryland, and his death was caused by an automobile accident near Hagerstown, Md. He was married to Mary Ann Weber, Conestoga, Ont., just twelve days before. He united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 18 years and lived a faithful Christian life until his death. He leaves his wife, mother, father, 1 sister, 2 brothers, and many friends. Funeral services were held at Reiffs Church, Md., by Bros. Frank Horst, Moses Horst. Text, John 14: 1,2. The body was taken from the church to Maugansville Station where the remains were sent to his home near St. Jacobs, Ont. On Nov. 29 a short service was conducted at the house by Bro. Ezra Martin and in the Conestoga Riverside Church by Bros. Abraham Gingrich and Urias Martin. Text. Jno. 14: 1,2. Buried in adjoining cemetery. It was one of the largest funerals held for years.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 38 - Dec. 18, 1930, pg. 815, 816

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      St. Jacobs Bridegroom Killed On Honeymoon

      Nelson Cressman, 22, of St. Jacobs, Ont, was killed while on his honeymoon in an automobile collision near Hagerstown. Md. Three other person were injured.

      Mr. Cressman and his bride were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Amos Cressman, his brother, Amos Cressman was driving and the car collided with another in which were Edwin Sweeney and Benjamin Edmonds, of Hagerstown, according to police, and they said apparently a third man, who disappeared, was driving the other machine. Cressman's bride was slightly injured.

      New Hamburg Independent, November 28, 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 4.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Nelson Cressman.

    3. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Woolwich Twp. 1921 Sub Dist. 14 Page 3.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Nov 1907 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Nov 1930 - near, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Conestogo Old Order Mennonite Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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