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

Moses B. Betzner[1, 2]

Male 1855 - 1936  (81 years)


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  • Name Moses B. Betzner 
    Born 21 Jul 1855  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Residence Breslau Road, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number 00006-0961 
    Died 20 Nov 1936  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10, 11
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    Person ID I10003  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father Jacob B. Betzner,   b. 5 Sep 1818, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1915, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother Maria Bretz,   b. 5 Feb 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1899, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1851  [12, 13
    Family ID F2774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leah B. Kolb,   b. 25 Jul 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1927  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1883  [7, 11, 14
    Children 
     1. William Betzner,   b. Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1886, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Leona Betzner,   b. Jul 1886, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sylba Leona Betzner,   b. 1 Jul 1887, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1960  (Age 72 years)
     4. Herbert Vernon Betzner,   b. 25 May 1891, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1968, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F2895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Moses Betzner "was born July 21st, 1855. He is married to Leah, daughter of Jacob Z. and Maria (Bowman) Kolb. They reside about two miles east of Berlin where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of two children". Moses Betzner, "was born July 21st, 1855. He is married to Leah Kolb. They reside on Cyrus Cressman's old place and have three 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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      Moses B. Betzner

      The death of Mr. Moses B. Betzner occurred at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Elmer Hofstetter, at Baden last Friday, November 20th, following a short illness with pneumonia. The deceased was a descendent of the first settlers of Waterloo County who came here from Pennsylvania at the turn of the 18th century. The deceased was aged 81 years, 4 months and 29 days. He spent his whole life in Waterloo County.
      The deceased was married to Leah B. Kolb, who predeceased him 9 years ago. Since then he made his home with his daughter in Baden.
      He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hofstetter, of Baden, and one son, Herbert V. Betzner, of Grimsby, besides two brothers, Aaron, of Kitchener, and Samuel, of Dawson City, Yukon, and one sister, Mrs. Susannah Cressman, of Kitchener.
      The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon with a short service at the house at 1.30 o'clock, after which the cortege proceeded to the Cressman Mennonite Church at Breslau for public service. Internment took place in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Oscar Burkholder was in charge of the funeral service.

      Obituary - New Hamburg Independent, November 27, 1936

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      Betzner - Moses B. Betzner was born at Breslau, Ont., July 22, 1855; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Elmore Hofstetter, Baden, Ont.), Nov. 20, 1936; aged 81 y. 3 m. 29 d. On Dec. 21, 1883, he was united in marriage to Leah Kolb, who preceded him nine years ago. To this union were born 2 children (Leona, Mrs. Elmore Hofstetter, and Herbert of Grimsby, Ont.) who survive. He is also survived by 2 brothers (Samuel of Dawson City, Yukon, and Aaron of Kitchener, Ont.), 1 sister (Mrs. Susannah Cressman, Kitchener, Ont.), and 4 grandchildren. In his early manhood be united with the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, being converted through the labors of J. S. Coffman. He was always ready to give his testimony for the Lord, and in his last hours expressed himself resigned to the will of his Master whom he was privileged to serve so long. The funeral was held on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Breslau in charge of Oscar Burkholder. Text, II Cor. 5: 10.

      Obituary - Gospel Herald, December 10, 1936

  • 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..., 857.

    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..., 249.

    4. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-5 Page 10.

    5. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 5.

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

    7. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 1 Page 2.

    8. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      B/ In memory of/ Moses B. Betzner/ born July 22, 1855/ died Nov. 20, 1936/ Leah Kolb/ beloved wife of/ Moses B. Betzner/ born July 25, 1860/ died Dec. 6, 1927/ Betzner

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

    10. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, November 27, 1936.
      Obituary of Moses B. Betzner

    11. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 10, 1936.

    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..., 248.

    13. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 16.

    14. [S59] News - ON, Waterloo - unknown newspaper, Obituary of Leah B. Kolb - about 7 Dec 1927.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jul 1855 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Nov 1936 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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