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Rev. Enoch R. Detweiler 

Rev. Enoch R. Detweiler[1]

Male 1818 - 1874

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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  7 Mar 1818  Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Website  photograph 
    • Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

      Description: Black and white, group, studio portrait of the children of Enoch Detwiler and Abigail Bechtel. Family members are identified as follows, from left to right: (back row) Noah, Hannah, Suzannah, Aaron; (middle row) George, Mary Anne, Jacob; (front row) Sarah, Dan.

      Inscriptions:
      Reverse: Family of Enoch Detwiler and Abigail Bechtel
      Left to right: Back row: Noah, Hannah, Suzannah, Aaron
      middle: George, Mary Anne, Jacob
      front: Sarah, Dan
    Occupation  Roseville Mennonite Church, North Dumfries Township, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    Residence  1842  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation  1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion  1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  00029-2303 
    Died  18 Sep 1874  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 8, 9
    Cause: Bright's Disease of the Kidneys 6 months 
    Buried  Detweiler Mennonite Cemetery, Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I22877  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2017 

    Father  Rev. Jacob Detweiler,   b. 25 Nov 1778, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susannah Rosenberger,   b. 15 Jan 1781, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Dec 1803 
    Family ID  F5427  Group Sheet

    Family  Abigail Bechtel,   b. 8 Oct 1821, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1913, Kitchener, 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  [2, 7
    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

  • Photos
    Detweiler,Enoch&family.jpg
    Detweiler,Enoch&family.jpg
    From Grace Smith Room of Local History Digital Collection

  • Notes 
    • Enoch Detweiler," was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, March 7th, 1818. In 1822 his parents moved to Canada and settled a little west of Roseville, Ontario, where he was raised. On January 18th, 1842, he was married to Abigail, daughter of George B. and Mary (Shoemaker) Bechtel. She was born near Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, October 8th, 1821. After their marriage they moved on his father's old homestead where they resided until his death which took place September 18th, 1874. When a young man he was converted unto the Lord and soon thereafter joined himself with the Mennonite body. On June 5th, 1859, Mr Detweiler was ordained as a minister of the Gospel for the Detweiler field of labor. In all his sermons and exhortations he urged upon his followers holiness of life, and uprightness and godliness in all manner of conversation. What should it benefit one to be a full believer in the tenets of Simon Menno, if his actions did not conform thereto, and his walk be upright and pure. In a holy and consecrated life, therefore, as he taught, did all christian godliness consist. But in the midst of his days the arrow of death bore our beloved minister, brother and friend from the scenes of his life's activity, and from the companionship of his beloved wife and family besides that of his faithful circle of followers, and his freed spirit winged its course beyond the skies where we are promised rest from all our labors. His widow has her home with her son, Aaron, who resides on the old homestead. She is quite active yet for a person of her age. Their family consisted of ten children" 1a

      1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby


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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.2a

      2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

  • 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..., 522.

    3. [S62] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - Detweiler Mennonite Roseville CC#4493 Internet Link.
      Rev. Enoch R, Detwiler/ March 7,1818/ September 18,1874/ Abigail Bechtel/ his beloved wife/ October 8,1821/ July 23,1913/ "Asleep in Jesus, Peaceful rest/ whose waking supremely blest"

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

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

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

    7. [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

    8. [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.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 24 Sep 1874.
      Died 18 Sep 1874 By Roseville, Enoch Dettweiler, minister for Mennonite Community, died at 57 years of age.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 7 Mar 1818 - Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - - Roseville Mennonite Church, North Dumfries Township, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1841 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1842 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - North Dumfries 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - 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 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 MapsDied - Cause: Bright's Disease of the Kidneys 6 months - 18 Sep 1874 - North Dumfries Twp., 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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