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Lydia Snyder[1]
Female 1842 - 1894


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  • Birth  18 Oct 1842  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Female 
    Name  Lydia Betzner 
    Residence  1870  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Religion  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennoniter 
    Eby ID Number  00106-6378 
    Died  5 Nov 1894  Near Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Cause: cancerous affections of breast and liver 
    Buried  Breslau Mennonite (Cressman's) Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I2999  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  Jacob E. Schneider,   b. 2 Sep 1800, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1884, East Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Clemens,   b. 8 Feb 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Nov 1827 
    Family ID  F811  Group Sheet

    Family  Jacob S. Betzner,   b. 11 Aug 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1899, Near Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Feb 1870  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Betzner
     2. Minnie Betzner,   b. 15 Dec 1871, Near Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1909, Cressman, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F950  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Betzner - On the 5th of November 1894, at her home near Breslau, Waterloo Co., Ont., after long suffering of cancerous affections of breast and liver, Sister Lydia, beloved wife of Jacob S. Betzner, aged 52 y., 18 d. She was a patient sufferer, and although everything that human skill could devise or affection could suggest was done, she sank gradually until at last death came and the tired body, so long racked with pain, sank to its long rest, while the soul, freed from its earthly thralldom, soared to the home for which it so much longed. She will be sadly missed in the church in which she was a devoted member, in the neighborhood, in which she was universally esteemed, and in the home, where she was a loving helpmeet, a faithful companion and an affectionate mother. She leaves a sorrowing husband and two grown daughters, beside many relatives and friends to mourn her death. Her remains were laid to rest on the 7th in the Cressman cemetery, followed by a large concourse of sympathizing friends. Funeral services were conducted by Noah Stauffer in German and David Sherk in English. The Lord comfort and sustain our dear brother and family in their deep affliction.1a

      1aObituary - Herald of Truth, December 15, 1894

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 24 Feb 1870.
      Married 22 Feb 1870 By Rev. Tuerk, Jakob S. Betzner of Breslau was married to Lidia Schneider of Waterloo Township.

    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..., 345.

    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..., 243.

    4. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, December 15, 1894.
      Obituary of Lydia Snyder

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 29.
      Lydia SCHNEIDER Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Mennonite b. 18-Oct

    6. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Bridegroom Name: Jacob L. Betzner Age: 30 Res: Breslau P.O. Waterloo Tp. Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: Sam. & Elisa Betzner
      Bride: Name: Lydia Snyder Age: 27 Res: Waterloo Tp. Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: Jacob & Elisa Snyder Witness(S): Name: Levi Snyder Res: Waterloo Tp. Name: Jacob Staufer Res: Waterloo Tp. Date of Marriage: Feb. 22, 1870

    7. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 25.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Oct 1842 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Feb 1870 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennoniter - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite (Cressman's) Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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