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

Willis Emerson Gingrich

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Willis Emerson Gingrich

    Willis — Lorraine Major. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Wayne Stewart Gingrich was born 29 Oct 1963; died 11 May 1981, Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada; was buried , Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Wilfred Lorne Gingrich was born 27 May 1905, , Ontario, Canada (son of Enoch S. Gingrich and Rebecca Witmer); died 20 Sep 1998; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Lorne Gingerich
    • Eby ID Number: 00101-5647.4000
    • Residence: 1911, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Residence: 1937, 189 Hoffman St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

    Wilfred — Orpha Viola Mann. Orpha was born 1911, , North Dakota; died 1 Aug 1983, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Orpha Viola Mann was born 1911, , North Dakota; died 1 Aug 1983, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Orpha Viola Gingrich
    • Eby ID Number: 00101-5647.4001
    • Residence: 1937, 189 Hoffman St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

    Notes:

    Gingerich, Orpha, daughter of Rufus K. and Mildred (Richardson) Mann, was born in North Dakota; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Aug. 1, 1983; aged 72 y. She was married to Wilfred Loren* Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Willis, Virgil, David, Donald, and Glen), 5 daughters (Mrs. Miriam Weido, Esther-Mrs. Andre Bisson, Frieda-Mrs. Al Brandon, Marie-Mrs. Benson Wease, and Lois Gingerich), 22 grandchildren, one brother (Harvey Mann), and one sister (Clarice-Mrs. Harry Burkey). She was preceded in death by 3 children (Mildred, Viola, and Louis). She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held on Aug. 4, in charge of Stan Sauder and John Goulet; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery.

    Gospel Herald - Volume 76, Number 35 - August 30, 1983, page 606

    Children:
    1. 1. Willis Emerson Gingrich
    2. Virgil Everett Gingrich
    3. Miriam Evelyn Gingrich
    4. Freda Mae Gingrich
    5. David Richard Gingrich
    6. Donald James Gingrich
    7. Mildred Arline Gingrich was born 27 Dec 1935, near, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 15 May 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. Louis Clare Gingrich was born 1938; died 9 Nov 1939; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    9. Viola Gingrich was born 25 Mar 1950; died 25 Mar 1950; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Enoch S. Gingrich was born 8 Mar 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (son of Rev. Jacob B. Gingrich and Elizabeth Sherk); died 15 Jun 1961, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Enoch S. Gingerich
    • Eby ID Number: 00101-5647.4
    • Residence: 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennoite
    • Residence: 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Occupation: 1891, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Agricultural Laborer
    • Residence: 1891, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Occupation: 1901, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Occupation: 1911, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Residence: 1911, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite

    Notes:

    Gingrich, Enoch S., son of Jacob B. and Elizabeth (Sherk) Gingrich, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., March 8, 1871; died at Kitchener, Ont., June 15, 1961; aged 90 y. 2 m. 27 d. On Dec. 29, 1896, he was married to Rebecca Witmer, who survives. Also surviving are 7 sons and 5 daughters (John, Cecil, Lorne, Arnold, Arthur, Clayton, Wayne, Ida-Mrs. Joe Cressman, Bertha-Mrs. Stanley Moyer, Annetta-Mrs. Wolfred Witmer, Cora-Mrs. Harold Groh, and Mary-Mrs. Freeman Austin), 44 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 17, in charge of C. F. Derstine and Edgar Metzler.

    Gospel Herald, August 1, 1961

    Enoch married Rebecca Witmer 29 Dec 1896, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. Rebecca (daughter of Isaac Witmer and Leah Bear) was born 8 Nov 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 26 May 1967, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Rebecca Witmer was born 8 Nov 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (daughter of Isaac Witmer and Leah Bear); died 26 May 1967, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Rebecca Gingrich
    • Eby ID Number: 00003-605.7
    • Residence: 1891, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Dunkard
    • Residence: 1911, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite

    Notes:

    Gingrich, Rebecca, daughter of Isaac and Leah (Baer) Witmer, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Nov. 8, 1875; died at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt, Ont., as the result of a stroke, May 26, 1967; aged 91 y. 6 m. 18 d. On Dec. 29, 1896, she was married to Enoch Gingrich, who died in 1961. Surviving are 7 sons (John, Cecil, Lorne, Arnold, Arthur, Clayton, and Wayne), 5 daughters (Ida--Mrs. Joseph Cressman, Bertha--Mrs. Stanley Moyer, Mrs. Anetta Witmer, Cora--Mrs. Harold Groh, and Mary--Mrs. Freeman Austin), 44 grandchildren, and 54 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by 4 brothers and 5 sisters. She was a member of First Mennonite, Kitchener, where funeral services were held May 29, with Robert N. Johnson, Rufus Jutzi, and C. F. Derstine officiating.

    Gospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 25 - June 27, 1967--Pages 582-83

    Children:
    1. Ida Lauretta Gingrich was born 19 Dec 1897, , Ontario, Canada; died 19 Mar 1993; was buried , Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario.
    2. Bertha Mae Gingrich was born 28 Mar 1899, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 25 Dec 1985, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. Rev. John Edmund Gingrich was born 7 Oct 1900, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 16 Nov 1983, Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA; was buried , Littleton Cemetery, Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA.
    4. Enetta Rose Gingrich was born 20 Mar 1902, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 21 May 1989, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. Jacob Cecil "Cecil" Gingrich was born 31 May 1903, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 1 Oct 2001, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    6. 2. Wilfred Lorne Gingrich was born 27 May 1905, , Ontario, Canada; died 20 Sep 1998; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Cora Isabella Gingrich was born 9 Jun 1907, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 9 Jan 2000, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. Mary Etta Gingrich was born 12 Feb 1909, , Ontario, Canada; died 1 Sep 1984; was buried , Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario.
    9. Rev. Arnold Elmer Gingrich was born 18 Dec 1910, , Ontario, Canada; died 4 Oct 1970; was buried , Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Rev. Jacob B. GingrichRev. Jacob B. Gingrich was born 13 Jun 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (son of Johannes "John" Gingrich and Anna Burkhard); died 11 Oct 1920; was buried , Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Gingrich
    • Eby ID Number: 00039-3178
    • Residence: 1863, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
    • Residence: 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
    • Occupation: 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Residence: 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Residence: 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Occupation: 1891, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Residence: 1891, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Occupation: 1901, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Minister
    • Occupation: 1911, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Income
    • Residence: 1911, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Retired: 1911, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

    Notes:

    Jacob B. Gingerich, "was born June 13th, 1840. He was first married to Mary, daughter of Rev. David and Elizabeth (Betzner) Sherk. She was born February 4th, 1837. They resided on the old "Sherk Farm" on the east bank of the Grand River, opposite the village of Doon where she died May 3rd, 1866. After her decease he was married to Elizabeth Sherk, sister to his first wife. She was born July 27th, 1845. On July 1st, 1878, he was ordained as a minister of the Mennonite body for the Hagey and Wanner field of labor. He is a good man and a diligent worker for the Master, and is very liberal in his views in regard to the plan of salvation. As a minister he is very popular on his fields of labor. Of first wife there was one son named David (dead). Of second union there were 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.].

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    Preston (Bechtel or Hagey) Mennonite Church

    The second meeting house in Waterloo County was built, probably in 1814, by John Erb, a wealthy miller of Preston. This brick meeting house served as a community church and was located "near Jacob Hagey's", which was on the road running from the top of the Kress Hill west and "adjoining the Kitchener Highway" (Witmer 1967: 26). Another meeting house, known as the Union Meeting House, was built in the area around 1824. A meeting was held in the Union church on November 20, 1824 to commence recording the accounts of the congregation in Hagey's Deacon Book. The deed of land for the Union Meeting House and burial ground, which was for one acre of part Lot 22, Beasley's Broken Front, was transacted in 1835.
    Hagey Meeting House was buiilt of red brick in 1842 on part Lot 23, just north of Preston on the west side of the Breslau Road, and slightly north of the Union Meeting House site. The deed, dated February 2, 1842, recorded the purchase of the land from John Hilborn and stressed that the property was to be for "the purpose of public worship by the Mennonist Society" (Witmer 1967: 28). Joseph Bechtel was the first minister in the area, from 1804-1837; he was followed by David Sherk (1838-1843). Next came Joseph Hagey (1844-1877), who was ordained bishop in 1851, and then Jacob B. Gingrich from 1878 to 1901. Services were held every four weeks until 1890 when bi-weekly services were begun. A Sunday School was established in 1842 with the congregation of Wanner Meeting House near Hespeler, but it was discontinued because of a difference of opinion regarding the need for Sunday Schools. On April 26, 1891 a Sunday School was organized at Hagey's, with deacon Abraham Oberholtzer as superintendent. Five years later, on June 10, 1896, a Sunday School was organized at the Wanner church.
    Major changes were made to the church building in 1927-1928 when the basement was excavated, new windows were installed and the roof was raised two feet. Fire on January 15, 1950 caused extensive damage to the interior and furnishings of the church. The building was completely renovated and also enlarged at the same time; dedication was on July 2, 1950. Another fire, on Feburary 19, 1953, completely destroyed the church. A congregational decision was made to build a new church, on Concession Road in Preston, and the cornerstone was laid on Thanksgiving Day, October 12, 1953. Official dedication services in the new Preston Mennonite Church were held on May 16, 1954. The building was enlarged in the summer of 1989.

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

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    Gingrich - Pre. Jacob B. Gingrich was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., June 13, 1840; died Oct. 11, 1920; aged 80 y. 3 m. 28 d. He was first married to Sister Mary Sherk, daughter of Pre. David Sherk. She preceded him in death. He was again married to Elizabeth Sherk, sister of his first wife, Dec. 2, 1866. July 2, 1878 he was ordained to the ministry and for thirty years served to the best of his ability in that capacity. He labored with the Wanner and Hagey congregations. Twelve years ago he received a paralytic stroke while in the pulpit from which he never fully recovered. The last four years he has been confined to his home. He was a devoted companion and a kind father, ever willing to help those in need. He was patient in his sufferings. He leaves a loving companion, 4 sons, 3 daughters, and 26 grandchildren. Two sons and 1 daughter preceded him. Funeral services were held at Hagey's Church by Brethren Ben Shantz, Abram Snider, and Jonas Snider. Many relatives and friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect. Burial in cemetery nearby.3a

    3aObituary - Gospel Herald, November 25, 1920

    Jacob married Elizabeth Sherk 9 Dec 1866, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. Elizabeth (daughter of Rev. David Sherk and Elizabeth B. Betzner) was born 27 Jul 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 12 Nov 1934; was buried , Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Sherk was born 27 Jul 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (daughter of Rev. David Sherk and Elizabeth B. Betzner); died 12 Nov 1934; was buried , Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Elizabeth Gingrich
    • Eby ID Number: 00101-5647
    • Residence: 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Residence: 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
    • Residence: 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Residence: 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Residence: 1891, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Residence: 1911, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite

    Notes:

    Elizabeth Shirk, "was born July 27th, 1845. She was married to Rev. Jacob B. Gingerich and resides on part of the old "Sherk Homestead." To them were born 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.].

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    Gingrich. - Elizabeth Sherk, wife of the late Jacob B. Gingrich, was born July 27, 1845; died Nov. 12, 1934; aged 89 y. 3 m. 15 d. She became a member of the Mennonite Church in her early years. She was married to Jacob B. Gingrich in 1866, who was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church 12 years later and who preceded her in death in the year 1920. To this union were born 10 children: Mary (Mrs. Martin Boyer), John (who died in infancy), Enoch, Norman, Dilman, Elizabeth (Mrs. W. K. Jacobs), Nancy (Mrs. Levi Hostetler), Jacob, Samuel (died in 1904), Barbara (died, 1911) ; also 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren living.

    Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 35 - November 29, 1934 - pages 754,755

    Children:
    1. Mary Ann Gingrich was born 2 Jan 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 24 Dec 1945, near, Biglerville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States; was buried , Mummasburg Mennonite Cemetery, Mummasburg, Mummasburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.
    2. John S. Gingrich was born 23 Oct 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 23 Oct 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Doon Pioneer Tower Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. 4. Enoch S. Gingrich was born 8 Mar 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 15 Jun 1961, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Norman S. Gingrich was born 1873, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 22 Dec 1947, Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, USA.
    5. Dilman S. Gingrich was born 8 Oct 1875, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 5 Mar 1957, Near Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois; was buried , Freeport Mennonite Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, USA.
    6. Elizabeth Ann Gingrich was born 1876, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    7. Nancy S. Gingrich was born 2 Dec 1878, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 1 Nov 1954, Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA; was buried , Shore Mennonite Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana.
    8. Jacob S. Gingrich was born 1881, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    9. Samuel S. Gingrich was born 22 Aug 1883, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 11 Jan 1904, Red Deer, Alberta.
    10. Barbara Elsina Gingrich was born 29 Oct 1885, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.

  3. 10.  Isaac Witmer was born 3 Apr 1842, Guelph Township, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada (son of Abraham E. Witmer and Catharine Groh); died 10 Jan 1929, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Eby ID Number: 00135-8304
    • Residence: 1867, Guelph Township, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada
    • Occupation: 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Occupation: 1891, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Residence: 1891, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Dunkard
    • Occupation: 1901, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Farmer
    • Occupation: 1911, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Income
    • Residence: 1911, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Dunkard
    • Retired: 1911, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

    Notes:

    Isaac Witmer, "is married to Leah Bear. They reside in Wilmot Township, near Huron Road. He is a farmer."


    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.].

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    Witmer. - Isaac Witmer was born April 3, 1842; died Jan. 10, 1929, at the home of his son J. Wesley, near Petersburg, Ont. On Nov. 5, 1867, he was united in marriage to Leah Baer and to this union were born ten children: Mrs. Wm. Spaetzel, New Dundee, Ont.; Mrs. Jacob Spaetzel, Petersburg, Ont.; Jonas, who died in his fourteenth year; Isaiah, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Enoch Gingerich, Preston, Ont.; Mrs. Samuel Schmitt, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Noah Otterbein, Petersburg, Ont.; J. Wesley, Petersburg, Ont.; Edmund, Kitchener, Ont.; and Mrs. Herbert Herner, who preceded him in death twenty-three years ago. These with 3 brothers (John, Listowel, Ont.; Benjamin of Sask.; Henry, Preston, Ont.), 1 sister (Mrs. Edward Grabiel, Fordwick, Ont.), 72 grandchildren, and 59 great-grandchildren survive. On Aug. 17, 1908, his wife was called to her eternal home. He was married on Feb. 1, 1910, to Elizabeth Doner of Stayner, Ont., who also passed to her reward on May 31, 1918. He was converted when forty-four years of age and united with the Brethren in Christ Church and lived a faithful and consistent Christian life. He served in the office of deacon in the Waterloo, Ont., district for a number of years. Because of a lingering illness he was confined to his bed for the past three years, yet he always bore his suffering with patience and Christian fortitude. Funeral services were conducted at the Rosebank church on Jan. 14, 1929, in charge of E. J. Swalm assisted by Simon Cober and Manasseh Hallman. Text, Psa. 107: 30. Interment in cemetery near by.


    Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 48 - February 28, 1929 - page 1005, 1006, 1007

    Isaac married Leah Bear 5 Nov 1867, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. Leah (daughter of Rev. John G. Bear and Anna "Nancy" Pannabecker) was born 2 Sep 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 17 Aug 1908; was buried , Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Leah Bear was born 2 Sep 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (daughter of Rev. John G. Bear and Anna "Nancy" Pannabecker); died 17 Aug 1908; was buried , Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Leah Witmer
    • Eby ID Number: 00003-605
    • Residence: 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Mennonite
    • Residence: 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
    • Residence: 1891, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; Dunkard

    Notes:

    Leah Bear, "was born September 2nd, 1839. She is married to Isaac Witmer. They reside in Wilmot Township, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists 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.].

    Children:
    1. Emma Jane Witmer was born 14 Aug 1868, Guelph Township, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada; died 5 Feb 1961, Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. Nancy C. Witmer was born 30 Aug 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 1961; was buried , Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. Albertina Witmer was born 7 Jan 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 29 Oct 1954; was buried , Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Jonas Witmer was born 17 Jan 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 15 Nov 1886; was buried , Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. Deacon Isaiah B. Witmer was born 16 Mar 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 29 Aug 1950; was buried , Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    6. 5. Rebecca Witmer was born 8 Nov 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 26 May 1967, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Sarah Witmer was born 25 Sep 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 1952; was buried , Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. Rev. John Wesley Witmer was born 27 May 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 14 Feb 1960; was buried , Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    9. Edmund B. Witmer was born 3 Mar 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 5 Nov 1960, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    10. Minerva Witmer was born 23 Jan 1883, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 29 Mar 1906; was buried , Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.