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Magdalena "Mattie" Betzner[1]
Female 1852 - 1931


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  • Birth  5 Jul 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender  Female 
    Rsrch. Note 
    • The marriage registration doesn't seem to agree on Magdalena's first name and parents although the marriage date is correct and the parents are wrong.

      011097-77 (Waterloo Co) Aaron CRESSMAN, 23, yeoman, New Dundee, New Dundee, s/o Samuel & Barbara married Martha BETZNER, 24, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, d/o Isaac & Louisa, witn Isaac BETZNER Jr. & Louisa CRESSMAN of Waterloo Tp, 11 December 1877 in New Hamburg.
    Name  Magdalena "Mattie" Cressman 
    Name  Mattie Betzner 
    Religion  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence  Vineland, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Eby ID Number  00006-0959 
    Died  8 Jul 1931  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 11
    Buried  Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID  I9894  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Jacob B. Betzner,   b. 5 Sep 1818, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1915, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Maria Bretz,   b. 5 Feb 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1899, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Sep 1851 
    Family ID  F2774  Group Sheet

    Family  Aaron C. Cressman,   b. 8 Apr 1854, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1913, Strasburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Dec 1877  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 12
    Children 
     1. Barbara Cressman,   b. 7 Jul 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1918, Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ida Minerva Cressman,   b. 19 May 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1964, St. Catharines, Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Maria Cressman,   b. 30 Apr 1884, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lenora Cressman,   b. 10 Oct 1886, Near, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mabel Cressman,   b. 8 Oct 1888, Near, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Wilfrid Solon Cressman,   b. 14 Feb 1891, Strasburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1963, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Alvina Cressman,   b. 19 Mar 1893, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1975, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Clifford D. Cressman,   b. 22 Apr 1896, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1980, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F6  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Magdalena Betzner "eldest child of second wife, was born July 5th, 1852. On December 11th, 1877, she was married to Aaron Cressman who was born April 4th, 1854. They reside at Strasburg, Ontario. Their family consists of seven children, namely: V Barbara, V Ida Minerva, V Maria, V Lanora, V Mabel, V Wilfrid, and V Alvina. See Aaron Cressman's family." & Magdalena Betzner, "was born July 5th, 1852. She is married to Aaron Cressman and resides at Strasburg. They have a family of seven children".1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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      Cressman - Magdalene, daughter of Jacob and Maria Betzner, was born July 5, 1852; died July 8, 1931; aged 79 y. 3 d. She was married to Aaron Cressman in 1877 who predeceased her in 1913. To them were born 6 daughters and 2 sons: Mrs. J. Geo. Nagus (who died in 1918), Mrs. F. F. Honsberger, Mrs. J. B. Weber, Mrs. O. D. Wills, Lenora, Alvina, Wilfred, and Clifford. Besides her 7 children she is survived by 10 grandchildren, 1 sister, 3 brothers. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., by Bros. C. F. Derstine and Jonas Snider. Interment in Strasburg Cemetery2a

      2aObituary - Gospel Herald, July 30, 1931

  • 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..., 300.

    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..., 249.

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-1 Page 10.

    4. [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..., 492.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, July 30, 1931.
      Obituary of Magdalena Betzner

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011097-77.
      011097-77 (Waterloo Co.) Aaron CRESSMAN, 23, yeoman, New Dundee, New Dundee, s/o Samuel & Barbara married Martha BETZNER, 24, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, d/o Isaac & Louisa, witn Isaac BETZNER Jr. & Louisa CRESSMAN of Waterloo Twp, 11 December 1877 in New Hamburg.

    7. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 18.

    8. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 4 Page 7.

    9. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 6 Page 42.

    10. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), November 2, 1915.
      Obituary of Jacob B. Betzner

    11. [S136] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Weber Mennonite CC#5426 Internet Link .

    12. [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..., 493.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 5 Jul 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Dec 1877 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Vineland, Welland Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jul 1931 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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