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Rev. Jacob B. Detweiler[1, 2, 3]
Male 1844 - 1938


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  6 Oct 1844  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1866  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Minister 
    Occupation  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Minister 
    Religion  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  00029-2305 
    Died  1938  [6
    Buried  Detweiler Mennonite Cemetery, Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I22892  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  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 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F3486  Group Sheet

    Family  Harriet B. Shantz,   b. 31 Aug 1844, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  18 Mar 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7, 11, 12
    Children 
     1. Louise Detweiler,   b. 1868, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Detweiler,   b. 1879, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F3905  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Rev. Jacob B. Detweiler," was born October 6th, 1844. When first married he followed farming and resided first on one of his father's farms near Roseville, then he moved on the farm now owned by Louis Schweitzer, near Bridgeport, Ontario. From here he moved to Berlin where he was engaged in the button works. Some years ago he entered the ministry of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ for which body he has been an active worker ever since and has through his labors proved to be the means of bringing souls unto Christ. In May, 1894, he moved to Didsbury, Alberta, N. W. T., Canada, where he is engaged in mission work. May the Lord crown his labors among those North West people with a glorious success in bringing souls unto Christ. On March 18th, 1866, he was married to Harriet, daughter of Jacob Y. and Barbara (Biehn) Shantz. She was born August 31st, 1844. They have no family."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. [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.

    2. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    3. [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..., 407.

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.

    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..., 524.

    6. [S62] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - Detweiler Mennonite Roseville CC#4493 Internet Link.
      In memory of/ Rev. Jacob B./ Detwiler/ born 1844, died 1938/ Gone Home

    7. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Bridegroom Name: Jacob Detwiler Age: 22 Res: North Dumfries Place of Birth: North Dumfries Names of Parents: Enoch & Maria Detwiler Bride: Name: Harriet Shantz Age: 21 Res: Berlin Place of Birth: Berlin Names of Parents: Jacob Y. & Barbara Shantz Witness(S): Name: Andrew Weber Res: Waterloo Tp. Name: Veronica Weber Res: Waterloo Tp. Date of Marriage: March 18, 1866

    8. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 71.

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

    10. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 37.

    11. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jacob Detweiler aged 22 res North Dumfries born North Dumfries son of Enoch and Maria married 18 Mar 1866 to Harriet Schantz aged 21 res Berlin born Berlin daughter of Jacob and Barb.

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Mar 1866.
      18 Mar 1866 By Rev. Tuerk, Jakob Dettweiler of North Dumfries was married to Henriette Schantz of Berlin.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 6 Oct 1844 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1866 - , 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 - Minister - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot 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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