Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Search

Rev. George B. Detweiler[1, 2]
Male 1846 - Yes, date unknown


HomeHome    SearchSearch    PrintPrint    Add BookmarkAdd Bookmark

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  6 Jan 1846  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    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
    School Teacher 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  00029-2306 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I22896  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 1  Harriet Tyson,   b. 2 Nov 1844, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  27 Nov 1870  [3
    Children 
     1. Emma Detweiler,   b. 12 Oct 1871, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Tyson Detweiler,   b. 6 Jun 1873,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Henrietta Detweiler,   b. 14 May 1875,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Irene Detweiler,   b. 12 Aug 1878,   d. 18 Oct 1882
     5. Anna Abigail Detweiler,   b. 17 Mar 1882,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George Leslie Detweiler,   b. 28 Apr 1885,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F5500  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Leah Hallman,   b. 30 Aug 1851, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1929 
    Married  1909  [7
    Family ID  F1923  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Rev. George B. Detweiler," was born January 6th, 1846. His boyhood days were spent on his father's farm near Roseville, Ontario. When about eighteen years of age he commenced to teach school in S. S. No. 6, Waterloo County, where he taught for some time, from here he went to Roseville where he was engaged in farming. On November 27th, 1870, he was married to Harriet, daughter of Isaac B. and Anna (Wismer) Tyson. She was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 2nd, 1844. At present they reside near Sherkston, Welland County, Ontario, where he is the owner of a beautiful farm. They belong to the River Brethren Denomination of which body he has been ordained a minister some years ago. Up to present he has proved to be very successful in his ministerial calling. He is a good worker in the Lord's vineyard and seems to be gifted with a natural power of making many friends. His sermons are never long but always very pointed and convincing. During the time of his ministry the congregation has, on his field of labor, increased in membership. His family consists of six children"1a

      1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

      ______________________

      Detwiler, George Bechtel (1847-1931).

      George Bechtel Detwiler was born near Roseville in Waterloo Co., ON. A Mennonite, he married Harriet Tyson, a Brethren in Christ from Pennsylvania, in 1870. Four years later he joined her denomination. After teaching school for several years, he moved in 1885 with his family to a farm near Fort Erie, where he became a minister in the Bertie congregation and helped organize the first Sunday school in at least two Ontario Brethren in Christ congregations.
      In 1899 the Detwilers moved to Abilene, KS where he became first associate editor and a few months later editor of his denomination's paper, Evangelical Visitor. In 1902 the editorial offices and the Detwilers moved to Harrisburg, PA. Although he did not accept the doctrine of sanctification that was being increasingly favored in the Brethren in Christ Church, he endeavored in his editing to maintain a balance between opposing positions on the doctrine. This editorial policy, however, led in 1918 to his replacement as editor by Vernon Stump, a strong holiness advocate. Thereafter, under Stump, Evangelical Visitor became a holiness paper. From 1917 to 1925 he taught Bible at Messiah Bible College (later Messiah College). Throughout his life he was a respected Bible commentator and Bible conference speaker.1a

      1a
      Sider, E. Morris. "Detwiler, George Bechtel." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1990. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 Nov 2005 <http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/D489ME.html>


  • 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. [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.

    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. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Joseph Bingeman / born Nov. 9, 1847, died Apr. 1, 1907 / Leah Hallman / his beloved wife / born Aug. 30, 1851, died Feb. 6, 1929 / married to George Detwiler 1909 - Blessed are the pure in heart / for they shall see God. Matt. 5,8 / Bingeman

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 6 Jan 1846 - 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School Teacher - 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 Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth