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Marguerite Carmella Erb 

Marguerite Carmella Erb

Female 1895 - 1992

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  • Birth  30 Jul 1895  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Name  Margaret Erb 
    Name  Marguerite Carmella Schreiter 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-40725P 
    Died  4 Jul 1992  [3
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I40725  Generations
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2017 

    Father  Ephraim Bricker Erb,   b. 26 Mar 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931 
    Mother  Emily Harrison Lee,   b. 10 Aug 1871, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967 
    Married  25 Mar 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F10586  Group Sheet

    Family  Armand Alvin Schreiter,   b. 12 Jul 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1932, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1920  [4
    Children 
     1. Hazel Marguerite Schreiter
     2. Stanley George Schreiter,   d. Bef 2012
     3. Susan Adele Schreiter
     4. Margaret Lee "Peggy" Schreiter
    Family ID  F41301  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Margaret Erb
    Margaret Erb
    Margaret Erb
    Margaret Erb
    source: David Westfall

  • Notes 
    • Margaret Schreiter is one of the very few Canadian women who, as an army nurse, witnessed first-hand the horrors of World War I. It was an unforgettable experience she remembered vividly for the rest of her long life. It also set her apart as the remarkable woman whose courage, optimism and generosity became legendary to all who knew her.

      Margaret Camilla Erb was born in Elmira, Ontario on July 30, 1895. Her mother, Emily Lilian Lee, had immigrated from London, England with three sisters and a brother. Her father, Ephraim Bricker Erb, was the son of Menno and grandson of Moses Erb, one of the first ministers at the First Mennonite Church.

      In 1899, Margaret's father Ephraim Erb, who had operated a general store in Elmira, moved his family to Berlin, Ontario where he began work as a traveller, selling gloves for his father, Menno. Menno Erb had a glove manufacturing business at the Erb Tannery, as well as a retail operation selling mattresses and furniture. Margaret recalled occasional visits in her early years to the Erb tannery \emdash "immense and smelly but filled with many nice people."1a

      1aWomen of Waterloo County, edited by Ruth Russell

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-8 Page 3.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Marguerite Carmela Erb Born: 30 Jul 1895 County: Waterloo Father: Ephraim B Erb Mother: Emily H Lee

    3. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      [Masonic insignia] In loving memory of/ Armand A. Schreiter/ July 12, 1891/ "passed to higher life"/ December 9, 1932/ His loving wife/ Margaret C. Erb/ July 30, 1895/ "joined him in higher life/ July 4, 1992

    4. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, A. Schreiter Died Suddenly - Dec 10, 1932.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 30 Jul 1895 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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