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Rev. Solomon B. Gehman 

Rev. Solomon B. Gehman[1]

Male 1841 - 1912

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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  21 Jul 1841  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Roseville Mennonite Church, North Dumfries Township, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    Religion  1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Residence  1864  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion  1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer, Farm 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  00037-3030 
    Died  19 Nov 1912  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried  Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I17921  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Solomon Gehman,   b. 2 Oct 1800, Herford Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1872, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catharine Bechtel,   b. 21 Dec 1810, Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1845 
    Family ID  F4125  Group Sheet

    Family  Angeline Shantz,   b. 10 Apr 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1928 
    Married  3 May 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 11
    Children 
     1. Susannah Gehman,   b. 15 Jan 1865, Dumfries Station, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1943
     2. John Allan Gehman,   b. 20 Jul 1866, Of, Freeport, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Samuel Gehman,   b. 3 Oct 1868, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Esther Gehman,   b. 15 Jun 1873, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William S. Gehman,   b. 1 Jul 1880, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1962, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Solomon S. "Sollie" Gehman,   b. 7 Aug 1889, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F4660  Group Sheet

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    Solomon B. Gehman
    Solomon B. Gehman
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  • Notes 
    • Rev. Solomon Gehman, "was born July 21st, 1841. On May 3rd, 1864, he was married to Angeline Shantz who was born April 10th, 1846. After their marriage they moved on his father's old homestead where he is still residing. On November 26th, 1882, he was ordained unto the ministry of the Mennonite denomination by Bishop Amos Cressman. His field of labor is Detweilers and Blenheim. Of the many young men who were ordained unto the ministry of the Mennonite Church since 1870 none have surpassed him as an orator. As a preacher he is highly interesting and acceptable. His sermons are always distinguished for appropriate and well-digested thought, far from being dry and merely a repetition of meaningless gestures and phrases, but, on the other hand, they are well seasoned with gospel truth accompanied by the Holy Ghost. He has done much to raise the standard of the church of his choice. Parties of all denominations love to be instructed spiritually by his soul-cheering sermons. He seems to be a favorite, not only among his own members but also of those of other sects and nationalities. To him and his wife is born the following family"1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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      Gehman
      . - Pre. Solomon B. Gehman was born July 21, 1841; died at his home near Waterloo, Ont., Nov. 19, 1912; aged 71 y. 3 m. 28 d. About 30 years ago he was ordained to the ministry in the Mennonite Church, in which calling we believe he was faithful in performing his duties. He was in good health, until about 3 months ago, when he was stricken down with a complication of diseases causing his death. He was a powerful speaker, full of Spirit and life, and no sacrifice was too great by day nor night, in going out, especially in bringing the lost to Christ. The writer is especially impressed in remembering the time (about 27 years ago) when Bro. Gehman and different others came into our midst holding the first evening meetings, as we then called them, when quite a number of us became willing to accept Christ as our Savior. In this Bro. Gehman was an instrument and we believe there will be stars in his crown. Funeral was held on Nov. 21st. Services at the house by Noah Hunsberger and at the Waterloo Church by Jonas Snider in German, and Noah Stauffer in English, from II Tim. 6:8. Buried at the David Eby cemetery. He is survived by the widow, 3 sons and 2 daughters; one son, John Allen preceded him.2a

      2aGospel Herald - Volume V, Number 36 - December 5, 1912

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      Roseville Mennonite Church (Detweiler Meeting House)

      Services began in homes in the area with the arrival of the first settlers around 1822. A first meeting house was built about 1830 approximately a half-mile west of Roseville, on the south side of the road. One acre of land on the northeast corner of Lot 37, Concession 11, North Dumfries Township, was transferred from Samuel C. Snyder. The deed for the property was dated 1830, but it was not registered until August 1842. A stone meeting house was built in 1855 just slightly east of the old log meeting house; the church was dedicated on November 25, 1855 by the congregation's first minister, Jacob F. Detweiler. Henry Shantz, Enoch Detweiler and Solomon Gehman were the ministers who followed Jacob F. Detweiler.

      Sunday School began in 1924 and in 1933 Young People's Bible Meetings were organized. The latter meetings were held in conjunction with those of the Blenheim Mennonite Church. A Sunday School classroom was added to the Detweiler church in 1956.

      Moses Bowman, a layman from First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, was ordained minister to Detweiler Mennonite Church in 1938 where he continued to serve until the time of his death in 1964. The small congregation was served by visiting ministers until it disbanded in January 1966. Some of the remaining families are reported to have joined with Blenheim Mennonite Church at that time.3a

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

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      Died In Waterloo, on Tuesday, November 19th, 1912 Solomon B. Gehman Aged 71 Years, 3 Months and 28 Days The Funeral Will take place from his late residence on Thursday, November 21st, at two o'clock, p. m., to the Waterloo Mennonite Church for service and thence to the Mennonite Cemetery, West of Waterloo, for interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

      Funeral Card

  • 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..., 409.

    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..., 670.

    3. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-5 Page 9.

    4. [S155] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Erb Street Mennonite CC#4512 Internet Link.
      Gehman / Solomon B. Gehman / born July 21,1841 / died Nov.19,1912 / aged 71 yrs. 3 m 2 d / Angeline Shantz / his wife / born Apr.10,1846 / died Jan.2,1928 / aged 81 yrs 6 m 23 d

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 5, 1912 - Obituary of Solomon B. Gehman.

    6. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 25.

    7. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 47 Pg. 1.

    8. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 20.

    9. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 37.

    10. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 10 Page 75.

    11. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 5 May 1864.
      May 3, 1864 Angelina Schantz and Salomon Gehmann, both of Dumfries, by Rev. Bindemann

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 21 Jul 1841 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - - Roseville Mennonite Church, North Dumfries Township, 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 MapsResidence - 1864 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 May 1864 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer, Farm - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Nov 1912 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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