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Rudolph Detweiler[1, 2, 3]
Male 1771 - 1837


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  • Birth  13 Feb 1771  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Land  Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 092, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Misfortune  1837 
    suicide 
    Eby ID Number  00029-2229 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave  Gravestone of Rudolph 
    Died  12 Mar 1837  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 7
    Cause: suicide 
    Buried  Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID  I22800  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

    Family  Anna M. Wanner,   b. 9 Nov 1776, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1814, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Detweiler,   b. 17 Feb 1793, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1842
     2. Christina Detweiler,   b. Abt 1800, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John W. Detweiler,   b. 26 Aug 1802, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1852, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry W, Detweiler,   b. 8 Jan 1804, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1878
     5. Elizabeth Detweiler,   b. 1 Nov 1805, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rudolph W. Detweiler,   b. 9 Aug 1807, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1889, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Susannah Detweiler,   b. 14 Jan 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Christian W. Detweiler,   b. Abt 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3903  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Rudolph Detweiler," a first cousin to the father of IV Jacob Detweiler, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 13th, 1771. He was married to Anna W. Wanner who was born November 9th, 1776, and died January 2nd, 1814. In 1810 they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County on a farm near the Wanner Meeting House, about two miles north-west of Hespeler. Here they both died. His death took place March 18th, 1837. To them were born eight children"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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 : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Last Friday afternoon, Rudolf Dettweiler gave himself a terrible cut in the throat with a pocket-knife, presumably in a fit of madness, that he died the following Sunday, despite all measures to save him, in the home of Samuel Eby (the older). He was in his 67th year.


      Canada Museum 16 mar 1837 pg 14

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 736.

    2. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    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..., 505.

    4. [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..., 558.

    5. [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..., 510.

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 21..

    7. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 16 Mar 1837:14.
      Last Friday afternoon, Rudolf Dettweiler gave himself a terrible cut in the throat with a pocket-knife, presumably in a fit of madness, that he died the following Sunday, despite all measures to save him, in the home of Samuel Eby (the older). He was in his 67th year.

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

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 Feb 1771 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 092, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: suicide - 12 Mar 1837 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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