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Rev Ozias Barber[1]
Male 1813 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Prefix  Rev 
    Birth  1813  , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Zion United Church, 2000 Speedsville Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    minister 
    • he congregation was on the Dumfries Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the Rev. George Ferguson, who organized the Circuit, recorded the early meetings of the Zion congregation in his Journal. The Church was later on the Galt, Berlin, Preston and Hespeler Circuits. Nahrgang (c.1976) reports that during the years 1857 to 1874 Zion was served by the Revs. Hamilton Biggar, C.W. Gilbert, Ozias Barber , Francis Berry, George Kennedy, Alexander Sutherland, and Luther Rice.
    Occupation  1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    clergyman (Minister) 
    Occupation  1880  Joliet, Will, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gardiner 
    Residence  1880  Joliet, Will, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-52600 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I52600  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2017 

    Father  Barber,   b. Abt 1790, , Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F13556  Group Sheet

    Family  Frances Rebecca,   b. 1830, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Millie Barber,   b. 1852, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Elizabeth Barber,   b. 25 May 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1937, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Franklin Hilliard Barber,   b. 30 Jun 1859, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1931, Normal, McLean, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ella Barber,   b. 1862, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F13555  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Zion United Church

      Wesleyan Methodist services began in 1843, with meetings held in Mr. Butler's barn and in a log schoolhouse located on the southwest corner of the intersection just south of the present-day church. The schoolhouse was destroyed by fire and in 1851 land for a church was donated by John Hilborn; the frame church was later bricked with white "Breslau Brick." The first minister was Rev. J. Willoughby. In 1954 work began on a foundation just a few feet north of the church to which the building was then moved. The white brick had been stripped off and sold prior to the move and was replaced by new red brick. Rededication services were held on June 26, 1955.
      The congregation was on the Dumfries Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the Rev. George Ferguson, who organized the Circuit, recorded the early meetings of the Zion congregation in his Journal. The Church was later on the Galt, Berlin, Preston and Hespeler Circuits. Nahrgang (c.1976) reports that during the years 1857 to 1874 Zion was served by the Revs. Hamilton Biggar, C.W. Gilbert, Ozias Barber, Francis Berry, George Kennedy, Alexander Sutherland, and Luther Rice.
      In his autobiography, Rev. Dr. Charles Freshman, the German Wesleyan Methodist missionary who served the Preston area from c.1860-1869, stated that he found a few English Methodist families in the district "who used to attend Zion Chapel, about three miles distant, on the Berlin Circuit, as they had no English preaching nearer" (Freshman 1868:211). Since joining the United Church of Canada on June 10, 1925, Zion has been served in charges with Bloomingdale, Freeport and, at the present time (1992), with St. Andrew's United Church in Cambridge (Preston). Of interest: the dates on the cornerstone of the church are 1851 and 1954.2a

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register - transcript of cards, Kitchener Public Library.
      Sarah Elizabeth BARBER born 25 May 1852 Waterloo baptised 15 May 1853 Dumfries Volume 1 Page 296 child of Osias BARBER & Frances Rebecca BARBER Res: Dumfries baptized by Rev. W. RYERSON

    2. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, pg 39.
      Osias BARBER Clergyman L. Canada Methodist 38
      Fanny BARBER Ireland Methodist 21
      Eliza BARBER Ireland Methodist 30

    3. [S274] Census - Illinois - 1880, Joliet, Will, Illinois Film 1254260 Page 216D.
      Osiah BARBER Self M Male W 62 CAN Gardner father's birth VT mother's birth MA
      Fanny BARBER Wife M Female W 49 IRE Keep House
      Milley BARBER Dau S Female W 27 CAN At Home
      Franklin BARBER Son S Male W 20 OH Gardner
      Ella BARBER Dau S Female W 17 CAN Teaching School


    4. [S1633] Book - Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900.

    5. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, pg 39.

    6. [S274] Census - Illinois - 1880, Joliet, Will, Illinois film 1254260 pg 216 D, 4176.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1813 - , Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - - Zion United Church, 2000 Speedsville Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - clergyman (Minister) - 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gardiner - 1880 - Joliet, Will, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Joliet, Will, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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