Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Joseph Wismer

Male 1765 - 1837  (72 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Joseph Wismer was born 1 Apr 1765, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania (son of Henry Wismer and Barbara Lederach); died 29 Nov 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

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    • Eby ID Number: 00133-8208
    • Land: Bef 1831, Waterloo Township - Beasley's Old Survey Lot 10, Waterloo County, Ontario
    • Residence: 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

    Notes:

    Joseph Wismer, "son of Henry and Barbara (Lederach) Wismer, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, April 1st, 1765. He was married to Hannah Fried who was born November 1st, 1760, and died June 6th, 1830. In 1800 they emigrated to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, near Blair, where they resided until their deaths. He died November 29th, 1834. Their family consisted of seven children"


    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

    Joseph — Hannah Fried. Hannah was born 1 Nov 1760, of, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 6 Jun 1830, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Wismer was born , of, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died , , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. Henry Wismer was born 20 Dec 1789, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 15 Feb 1854, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. Barbara Wismer was born 1792, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania; died 10 Aug 1834, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Catherine Wismer was born 11 Apr 1794, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania; died 22 Nov 1881, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. Jacob Wismer was born 1 Jun 1797, , Pennsylvania, USA; died 3 Feb 1875, , Huron Co., Ontario, Canada; was buried , Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada.
    6. Johann Wismer was born 2 Apr 1799, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania; died 23 Jul 1890, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Henry Wismer was born 1730, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania (son of Jacob Wismer and Nanny Souder); died Yes, date unknown.

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    • Eby ID Number: 00133-8149.5

    Henry — Barbara Lederach. Barbara died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Barbara Lederach died Yes, date unknown.

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    • Name: Barbara Wismer
    • Eby ID Number: 00133-8151.3

    Children:
    1. Abraham Wismer died Yes, date unknown.
    2. 1. Joseph Wismer was born 1 Apr 1765, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 29 Nov 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. Barbara Wismer was born 9 Mar 1766, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 28 Jan 1861; was buried , Plains Mennonite Cemetery, Lansdale, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.
    4. John Wismer was born 10 Mar 1774, Of, Lincoln Co., Ontario; died Abt 1840, , Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Jacob Wismer was born CA 1684, , Germany; died 4 Feb 1787, Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

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    • Eby ID Number: 00133-8149

    Notes:

    Jacob Wismer, "ancestor of the numerous family of that name in Bucks and Montgomery Counties of Pennsylvania, and other states of the United States, and also those that are found in the province of Ontario, Canada, are descendants of the same family. He was born in Germany about the year 1684 and died in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, February 4th, 1787, aged 102 years and a few months. The date of his emigrating to America is not known but may have been as early as 1710 or even before that date. The place of his landing is also uncertain. By some of his descendants it is supposed he landed at one of the Carolina States. Most probably he was one of the number of Germans who, being cruelly persecuted by the State Party in 1709, left their homes on the Rhine and emigrated to the wilds of America. They settled on the Roanoke and head waters of the Neuse River in North Carolina. (From W. W. H. Davis' "History of Bucks County") At the outbreak of the Indian War led by the Tuscaroras, the savages on the night of October 2nd, 1711, fell with such fury upon this German settlement that one hundred and thirty of them perished. No doubt the old progenitor was one of the unfortunate emigrants forming this settlement. Tradition has it that a sister who came with him to America, was one of the number who were killed. He, it is said, was allowed to escape the hands of those savages by means of a small bribe offered to one of the attacking parties. Once away from the settlement he travelled on foot north through Virginia and Maryland to Byberry in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, from whence he, at a later date, moved to Bucks County. It is not positively known when he moved to Bucks County but it is supposed that it was in the year 1726. He settled on a tract of land comprising 210 acres for which he paid Ð100 lawful money. On April 12th, 1773, the old progenitor sold his farm to his son, Henry, for Ð500. He is said to have had three wives, and was married to his third wife after coming north, about the year 1720, with whom he lived 67 years. She was 84 years of age at the time of her death. Her Christian name was 'Nanny' and she was the mother of all his children. Her maiden name is not positively known but may have been 'Souder' as her children and grandchildren received legacies from one Jacob Souder whose daughter it is presumed she was. At the time of his death he had one hundred and seventy children and grandchildren. Although living to the great age of nearly one hundred and three years, he retained his mind until within about two months, and could walk and dress and undress himself within about two weeks of his death. Both his and his wife's remains were, no doubt, laid to rest in the grave-yard of the Old Mennonite Church at Deep Run where for many years they worshipped the God of their fathers and left to their numerous posterity an undying example to 'go and do likewise'. The children of Jacob and Nanny Wismer were eleven in number, all of whom were born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Their names are as follows: Jacob, born in 1721, Mary, born in 1723, Elizabeth, born April 29th, 1725, Joseph, born in 1728, Henry, born in 1730, Mark, born in 1737, died in 1831, Daniel, John, died in 1794, Christian, died February 20th, 1795, Nancy, and Abraham, born February 20th, 1743, died April 27th, 1828."


    Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

    Jacob married Nanny Souder Abt 1720. Nanny was born Abt 1684, Of, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Nanny Souder was born Abt 1684, Of, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.

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    • Name: Nanny Wismer
    • Eby ID Number: 00133-8149.1

    Children:
    1. Daniel Wismer was born , , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. John Wismer was born , , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 1794.
    3. Christian Wismer was born , , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 20 Feb 1795.
    4. Nancy Wismer was born , , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    5. Jacob Wismer was born 1721, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    6. Mary Wismer was born 1723, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    7. Elizabeth Wismer was born 29 Apr 1725, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    8. Joseph Wismer was born 1728, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    9. 2. Henry Wismer was born 1730, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    10. Mark Wismer was born 1737, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 1831.
    11. Abraham Wismer was born 20 Feb 1743, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 27 Apr 1828.