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

Catharine Wissler

Female Abt 1812 - Yes, date unknown


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Catharine Wissler was born Abt 1812, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania (daughter of Jacob Wissler and Anna Eby); died Yes, date unknown.

    Other Events:

    • Eby ID Number: 00031-2495.8


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Jacob Wissler was born 12 Nov 1776, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 27 Apr 1853, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; was buried , Hammar Creek Mennonite Meeting House, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Eby ID Number: 00134-8259
    • Land: Bef 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

    Notes:

    Jacob Wissler, "the father to the Wisslers who had settled in this county, was born in the old "Wissler Homestead" on Mill Creek, Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, November 12th, 1776. On March 25th, 1800, he was married to Anna, daughter of Christian and Catherine (Bricker) Eby. She was born September 9th, 1777, and died April 25th, 1829. They resided on the old "Wissler Homestead" until their deaths. He died April 27th, 1853. To them was born a family of ten children, namely: Andrew, Jacob, Christian, Magdalena, Ezra, John, Catherine, Mary, Levi and Sem. All the members of the named family resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, save John and Sem who came to Canada in 1840 and settled at Lexington, near Bridgeport, Waterloo County, Ontario, where they were engaged in the mercantile and tanning business. In 1845 Sem moved to Nichol Township, Wellington County, thus leaving his brother John sole proprietor of the Lexington business. In 1857 Mr. John Wissler disposed of his farm and business to Messrs Schneider & Stricker and moved to Virginia, U.S., where he died some years ago, leaving a family of six children, viz: Franklin, Jacob, Levi, Aaron, Hannah, and Angelia. After Mr. Sem Wissler's arrival in Nichol Township, he purchased most of the land where now the village of Salem is situated. He was a man of first-class business abilities and this, in connection with his great energy and perseverance, caused him, in a very few years after his arrival in Nichol Township, to be the proprietor of the large grist and flour mills, store and tannery, and conjointly with the said business, he was also the owner and manager of the sawmills and the large farm now possessed by his son, Levi. In 1860 he was elected Reeve for Nichol Township which position he held until his death. Mr. Wissler was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, March 21st, 1819. (All the children of Mr. Jacob Wissler were born on the old "Wissler Farm" in Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) In 1840 he came to Canada and on August 6th, 1843, he was married to Jane Robertson who was born at Insch, Scotland, October 15th, 1828, and came to Canada with her parents in 1838. They moved to Salem in 1845. Here he died May 18th, 1865. His widow is still living in Salem with one of there children. To Mr. and Mrs. Wissler was born a family 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.].

    Jacob married Anna Eby 25 Mar 1800. Anna (daughter of Christian Eby and Catharine Bricker) was born 9 Sep 1777, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 25 Apr 1829; was buried , Hammar Creek Mennonite Meeting House, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Anna Eby was born 9 Sep 1777, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania (daughter of Christian Eby and Catharine Bricker); died 25 Apr 1829; was buried , Hammar Creek Mennonite Meeting House, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

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    • Name: Anna Wissler
    • Eby ID Number: 00031-2495

    Notes:

    Anna Eby, "the fourth daughter and the eighth member of the family of Christian and Catharine (Bricker) Eby, was born September 9th, 1777, and died April 25th, 1829. On March 25th, 1800, she was married to Jacob Wissler who was born on the old "Wissler Homestead" on Middle Creek, Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He lived and died on the old homestead. In his old age he built a one-story brick house for himself and his daughter, Catharine. This building adjoined the house-yard of the old homestead. Both he and his wife lie buried at the Hammar Creek Mennonite Meeting House, nearly two miles west of their home. Jacob Wissler was born November 12th, 1776, and died April 27th, 1853. They had a family of ten children, namely: Andrew, Jacob, Christian, Magdalena, Ezra, John, Catharine, Mary, Levi, and Sem. (See Sem Wissler's family). All the descendents of this family have settled in different parts of the United States with the exception of Sem, the youngest, who settled in Salem, Ontario, where his family still resides."


    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.].

    Children:
    1. Magdalena Wissler was born Abt 1807, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. Ezra Wissler was born Abt 1809, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. John Eby Wissler was born 31 Oct 1810, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 20 Mar 1870, , Shenandoah Co., Virginia; was buried , Columbia Furnace Union Church Cemetery, Columbia Furnace, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States.
    4. 1. Catharine Wissler was born Abt 1812, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    5. Mary Wissler was born Abt 1815, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    6. Levi Wissler was born Abt 1818, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    7. Sem Wissler was born 21 Mar 1819, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 18 May 1865, Salem, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elora Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada.
    8. Christian Wissler was born Abt 1822, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Christian Eby was born 22 Feb 1734, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania (son of Christian Eby and Elizabeth Mayer); died 14 Sep 1807, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • FindAGrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60179011
    • Eby ID Number: 00031-2421
    • Website: 2009

    Notes:

    Christian Eby, "the eldest of the above family, was born near Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 22nd, 1734. He was married to Catharine Bricker. They retained the old "Eby Homestead" situated on Hammer Creek. He greatly improved the dwelling house erected by his father in 1754. The dressed sandstone in front wall bears date 1754 and names of Christian Eby and his wife Elizabeth. (From Simon P. Eby's notes) The house and barn on the old homestead were in their time considered stately buildings. The house had originally a large chimney in the centre with fire place in nearly every room on first and second story; it had an arched cellar underneath, walnut and oaken panneled partitions, with some of the window sashes hung on cords with lead weights. The barn was built 99 feet long (only that long so as not to offend a neighbor who shortly before had built a barn of the boasted length of 100 feet). The walls of both, particularly so of the house, are good and solid to this day. Christian was a large, well proportioned and athletic man, retaining unusual health and vigor of both body and mind up to the time of his death. He was an elder in the Mennonite Church and wore a long beard, which in his later years had turned white. Regular stated Mennonite meetings were held at his house, until a building for that purpose was erected in his neighborhood. He lived during the Revolutionary War and foraging parties took off some of his horses and cattle, carrying with them large quantities of flour and grain from his mill. On one occasion his wife's pewter dishes and spoons and an oven full of newly baked bread and pies shared the same fate. During the winter in which the American Army was encamped at Valley Forge a number of disabled soldiers were quartered in the old Lutheran Church near Brickerville, and were supplied weekly with milk and other necessaries of life from his and neighboring farms. As already stated, he died September 14th, 1807, and lies buried in the family graveyard on top of the hill opposite the buildings of the said place. His wife Catharine, who is said to have been an amiable and greatly esteemed person, survived him several years. They had a family of twelve children, as follows: Elizabeth, Christian, Peter, John, Andrew, Catharine, Barbara, Anna, George, Maria, Benjamin, Maria. Barbara and Benjamin were the only two of the family that settled in Canada. The descendants of the others are all to be found in Pennsylvania and the Western and Pacific States with the exception of Sem Wissler,(See family of Sem Wissler), one of the sons of Anna who was married to Jacob Wissler."


    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.].

    Website:
    Gameo Article

    Christian — Catharine Bricker. Catharine (daughter of Peter Bricker) was born 1743, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 16 Mar 1910, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; was buried , Eby Cemetery, Lexington, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. [Group Sheet]


  2. 7.  Catharine Bricker was born 1743, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania (daughter of Peter Bricker); died 16 Mar 1910, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; was buried , Eby Cemetery, Lexington, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Other Events:

    • FindAGrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60179106
    • Name: Catharine Eby
    • Eby ID Number: 00031-2421.1

    Children:
    1. Barbara Eby was born 29 Apr 1774, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 13 Mar 1843, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. 3. Anna Eby was born 9 Sep 1777, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 25 Apr 1829; was buried , Hammar Creek Mennonite Meeting House, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.
    3. Bishop Benjamin Eby was born 2 May 1785, Hammer Creek, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 28 Jun 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Maria Eby was born 12 Oct 1787, Of, Elizabeth (Part Of Warwick) Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 16 Apr 1864.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Christian Eby was born 12 Feb 1698, , Switzerland (son of Theodorus Eby); died Abt 15 Sep 1756, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Eby ID Number: 00031-2420

    Notes:

    Christian Eby, "the fourth son of Theodorus Eby, was born in Switzerland, February 12th, 1698. He was married to Elizabeth Mayor, a member of one of the families that emigrated with Theodorus. Christian and his wife settled on Hammer Creek, in Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about three miles north of Lititz. Here he died about the 15th day of September, 1756, and his wife died December 12th, 1787. They had a family of ten 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.].

    Christian — Elizabeth Mayer. Elizabeth was born Abt 1700, Of, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 12 Dec 1787. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Elizabeth Mayer was born Abt 1700, Of, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 12 Dec 1787.

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    • Name: Elizabeth Eby
    • Eby ID Number: 00031-2420.1

    Children:
    1. 6. Christian Eby was born 22 Feb 1734, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 14 Sep 1807, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.
    2. John Eby was born 28 Sep 1737, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 1794, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.
    3. Barbara Eby was born Abt 1739, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. Peter Eby was born Abt 1741, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    5. Anna Eby was born Abt 1743, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    6. Andrew Eby was born Abt 1745, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    7. George Eby was born 11 Dec 1748; died 10 Jun 1800, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.
    8. Elizabeth Eby was born Abt 1750, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    9. Samuel Eby was born Abt 1753, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    10. Michael Eby was born 29 Dec 1755; died Yes, date unknown.

  3. 14.  Peter Bricker was born 14 Feb 1700, Frutigen, Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-Niedersimmental, Bern, Switzerland; died Jan 1761, Cocalico, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; was buried , Cocalico Church of the Brethern Cemetery, Denver, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Other Events:

    • FindAGrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74535366
    • Eby ID Number: Waterloo-232655

    Notes:

    Peter Bricker, later to settle in Cocalico, Pennsylvania in 1732, was baptized Peter Bruegger on February 14, 1700 in the Reformed church of Frutigen, Switzerland, and was identified in the parish book there as the son of Peter Bruegger (not Jacob Bricker) and Margaretha Roesti (not Catherine Mylin).

    Peter's first wife was Christina Gylgen, baptized in Schwarzenburg, Switzerland in 1702. She and Peter were married in Echery, Alsace on January 6, 1723. They had seven children, of which four survived childhood: Barbara, who seems to have passed away sometime before 1763; Elizabeth, who may have passed away before 1763; Christina, who passed away in 1804; and Peter, who also seems to have passed away in 1804. The children's mother Christina may have passed away the same year that son Peter was born, sometime between 1735 and 1737.

    The elder Peter, the children's father, married his second wife Elizabeth within the next couple of years, as their first child, Christian, was born about 1739. Existing evidence suggests that Elizabeth was the widow of Jacob Lisley who, along with Elizabeth's parents Valentine and Christina Becker and Elizabeth herself, sailed to America with other Brethren in 1729 aboard the ship "Allen."

    After son Christian's birth, Peter and Elizabeth had another seven children before Peter passed away in 1761: Catherine, born in 1743, Jacob, born in 1744, John, born in 1745, Veronica, born in 1748, Barbara, born in 1751, David born in 1755, and Elizabeth, possibly born soon after the passing of Peter Senior's older daughter Elizabeth by first wife Christina, in 1759 or 1760.

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74535366

    Children:
    1. 7. Catharine Bricker was born 1743, Near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died 16 Mar 1910, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; was buried , Eby Cemetery, Lexington, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.