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

Abraham Cressman[1, 2]

Male 1860 - 1928  (68 years)


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  • Name Abraham Cressman 
    Born 12 Aug 1860  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Name Abram Cressman 
    Eby ID Number 00028-2171 
    Died 28 Dec 1928  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Cause: high blood pressure, degeneration of the heart muscle 
    Buried Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I103  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father John S. Cressman,   b. 22 Jun 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1903, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Shantz,   b. 15 Apr 1832, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1894, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Amanda Histand,   b. 12 Mar 1862, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1886, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1883  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Nettie May Cressman,   b. 17 Feb 1885, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Clarence Cressman,   b. 1903, , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1980, Paisley, Elderslie Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Judith Shantz,   b. 31 Mar 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1965  (Age 97 years) 
    Children 
     1. Leroy Cressman,   b. 28 Jan 1890, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1919, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. Milford Cressman,   b. 20 Jul 1893, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1968  (Age 75 years)
     3. Barbara Violet Cressman,   b. 11 Oct 1897, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1983, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Cressman, "the fourth, and youngest son of John and Mary (Shantz) Cressman) was first married to Amanda Histand and after her death to Judith Shantz. They reside in Blenheim Township, near Washington P. O., where he is engaged in farming."


      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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      Cressman. - Abram Cressman was born near Plattsville, Ont., Aug. 12, 1860; died suddenly of heart failure Dec. 28, [1929]; aged 68 y. 4 m. 16 d. On Oct. 9, 1883, he was united in marriage to Amanda Histand who died Nov. 23, 1886. To this union was born one daughter. On Dec. 12, 1888 he was married to Judith Shantz. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter. One son preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 2 grandsons, and 1 brother. About 39 years ago he united with the Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were held at the Blenheim Mennonite church Dec. 31, in charge of Moses H. Shantz and Manasseh Hallman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery


      Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 47 - February 21, 1929 - page 990, 991

  • 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..., 499.

    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..., 794.

    3. [S147] Census - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - 1901, Blenheim C-7 Page 7.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 12403-83.
      Abram CRESSMAN, 23, farmer, Blenheim, same, s/o John CRESSMAN & Mary SHANTZ, married Amanda HISTAND, 21, Blenheim, same, d/o John HISTAND & Leah MARTIN, witn: Mrs. John THOMSON & Margaret MORTON, both of Ayr, 9 Oct 1883 at Ayr

    5. [S138] Cemetery - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - Blenheim Mennonite Internet Link Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Abram Cressman born Aug 12, 1860 died Dec 28, 1928 Miranda Histand born Mar 12, 1862 died Nov 23, 1886 Judith Shantz born Mar 31, 1867 died Feb 25, 1965

    6. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 27317-1928 Abram Cressman.

    7. [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..., 498.

    8. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 436.

    9. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      John KRESSMAN, of Waterloo, to Mary SHANTZ, of North Dumfries. 16 Nov. 1852. Rev. SHANTZ. Wit. Abraham KRESSMAN and Peter SHANTZ

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1860 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Oct 1883 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: high blood pressure, degeneration of the heart muscle - 28 Dec 1928 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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