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Deacon David E. Bergey 

Deacon David E. Bergey[1, 2]

Male 1845 - 1932

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  • Prefix  Deacon 
    Birth  3 Jul 1845  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1872  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    School Teacher 
    David Bergey on the left
    David Bergey on the left
    New Dundee Public School - Mennonite Archival Image Database
    Residence  1872  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion  1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation  1911  New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion  1911  New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  00004-892 
    Died  25 Mar 1932  New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Buried  Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID  I6514  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Jacob Bergey,   b. 1 Sep 1818, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1904 
    Mother  Elizabeth Eby,   b. 17 Jan 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1911, Near, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Apr 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1515  Group Sheet

    Family  Louisa Bowman,   b. 28 Nov 1845, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1931, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Dec 1872  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12
    Children 
     1. Amelia B. Bergey,   b. 20 Sep 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1936, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eva Bergey,   b. 12 Sep 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1914
     3. Gilbert Bergey,   b. 13 Sep 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1950, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Milton D. Bergey,   b. 25 Aug 1880, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1956, Ancaster, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ezra Bergey,   b. 19 Feb 1883, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1907, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ida Bergey,   b. 16 Jun 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1978, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Herbert Bergey,   b. 9 Jul 1887, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1965
    Family ID  F1955  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Bergey, David & Louisa Bowman.jpg
    Bergey, David & Louisa Bowman.jpg

  • Notes 
    • David E. Bergey, "was born July 3rd, 1845. He is a farmer and resides near New Dundee. Some years ago he was ordained as a deacon of the Mennonite Church. He is married to Louisa, daughter of Rev. Moses S. Bowman. Their family consists of seven children".1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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      Bergey David Bergey was born in Preston, Ont., on July 3, 1845. He passed to his eternal reward on March 25, 1932; aged 86 y. 8 m. 22 d. At the age of 4 he with his parents moved to Manheim, Ont., where he grew to manhood. In his youth he prepared himself for the teaching profession, which he followed for twenty-five years. The greater part of his life he also engaged in farming. He also served the community as conveyancer and administrator of many estates. As a young man he united with the Mennonite Church, and in 1885 be with his family moved to a farm near New Dundee, Ont. Immediately he became interested in the activities of the Church, one of these being the founding of S. S. in the Blenheim congregation. On Dec. 29, 1889, he was ordained to the office of deacon, in which capacity he faithfully served until a few years before his death. His place in the church services was seldom vacant. For many years he served as secretary of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario, including the work of several committees. He also was president of the local branch of the Upper Canada Bible Society for a number of years in recognition of which the Society presented him with a life membership certificate upon his retirement a few years ago. On Dec. 31, 1872, he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Louisa, oldest daughter of Pre. Moses S. Bowman, in which union they lived for 59 years. They were blessed with 4 sons and 3 daughters. The mother, 1 son (Ezra), predeceased him. Three survive: Gilbert, Milton, Herbert, Mrs. Menno Nahrgang, and Mrs. Fred Miller; also 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. He enjoyed good health until within a few hours of his death, which was the result of an acute heart attack. He will be missed in the home, in the Church, and in the community. He left a bright testimony. His daily prayer was, "If thou Lord shouldst take any of us from this world before this day is over, may we be prepared to meet thee in peace." Funeral services were held March 28, from the home of his son, Gilbert, and at the Blenheim Mennonite Church where a large concourse of people had assembled to show their respect. Services were conducted at the house by M. H. Shantz, and at the church by Bros. M. Hallman and S. F. Coffman. Text, II Tim. 4: 7, 8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.2a

      2aGospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 2 - April 14, 1932 pages 45, 46, 47

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      Bergey, David (1845-1932) (3 July 1845-1932).

      "A prominent leader of the Ontario Mennonites (Mennonite Church), David Bergey was born on 3 July 1845 in Preston, Waterloo Co., ON, the fifth child of Jacob Bergey and Elizabeth Eby, who were of Swiss-German descent. He married Louisa Bowman, daughter of Moses Bowman. Of their seven children, their son Gilbert became secretary of the Ontario Mennonite Conference, following his father's service in the same capacity for a quarter of a century. Bergey received his education in the public school in Mannheim, the high school in Kitchener, and the normal school in Toronto. In early life he was received as a member of the Mennonite congregation near Mannheim known as Latschar, where he attended until in 1885. He moved to farms west of New Dundee and became deacon of the Blenheim congregation in December 1889. His place of residence was usually on a farm either in Waterloo Township or Wilmot Township. He lived in the town of Waterloo for several years. He was a gifted man and contributed to the community in various ways. Besides being a schoolteacher, he was a charter member of the Rural Telephone Company; he served on the board of the Mennonite Aid Union; he was the district member for the conference on the Mennonite Evangelizing and Benevolent Board; he was instrumental in organizing Sunday schools at Latschar, at Blenheim, and probably in the rural areas south; he served on the local public school board, in the young people's meeting organization of the church, and as superintendent of the Sunday school. He was also a life member of the British and Foreign Bible Society"3a

      3a
      Fretz, Joseph C. "Bergey, David (1845-1932)." \bGlobal Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online.\b0 1953. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 12 Nov 2005 <http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/B454ME.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..., 78.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Jan 1873.
      31 Dec 1872 By Pastor Spring in New Hamburg, David Berge, a schoolteacher, was married to Louise Baumann, both of Wilmot.

    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..., 235.

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-2 Page 8.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of David E. Bergey - April 14, 1932.

    6. [S138] Cemetery - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - Blenheim Mennonite Internet Link Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery online.
      David Bergey born July 3, 1845 died Mar 25, 1932 in his 87th year/ Louisa Bowman his wife born Nov 28, 1845 died Jan 11, 1931 in her 86th year.

    7. [S266] Funeral Card - - Funeral Card Notices of Waterloo County Volume 2.
      In Loving Memory// Passed Away/ At his home at New Dundee, Ont., on Friday,/ March 25th, 1932,/ David Bergey/ In his 87th year./ The Funeral/ Will take place from his late residence on/ Monday afternoon, March 28th,/ 1932, at 2 o'clock, to/ the Blenheim Mennonite church for services./ Please omit flowers/ Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

    8. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 2.

    9. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 11.

    10. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 12 Page 12.

    11. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 27.

    12. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 5, 1931 - Obituary of Louia Bowman.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 3 Jul 1845 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School Teacher - 1872 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1872 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1872 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Mar 1932 - New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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