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

Nancy Rife[1]

Female 1810 - 1860  (49 years)


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  • Name Nancy Rife 
    Born 19 Sep 1810  , Adams Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Name Nancy Diller 
    Name Nancy Vance 
    Eby ID Number 00092-5278 
    Died 19 May 1860  [2
    Cause: fall 
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I10576  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Samuel Rife,   b. 15 Apr 1788, , Adams Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1856, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hoke,   b. 7 Jan 1793, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1873, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F3033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 David Vance,   b. Abt 1808,   d. , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David Vance
     2. John Vance
     3. Mary Vance,   b. 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1913, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Edward Vance,   b. 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph Diller,   b. Abt 1808, of, Waterloo Twp., Region of Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Diller
     2. Benjamin Diller
     3. Sarah Diller,   b. 1848, of, Waterloo Twp., Region of Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Sep 1810 - , Adams Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Nancy Rife, "the eldest in the family, was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, and came to Canada with her parents in 1825. She was married twice, first to David Vance who was accidentally killed by falling while walking over the ice one morning. His head struck the solid ice with such a force as to cause instant death. Some time after his decease she was married to Joseph Diller. They resided on a beautiful farm about three miles north of Hespeler. With her first husband she had four children, namely: David, John, Edward, and Mary who was married to David Decker. Of the second union there were three children, namely: Joseph, Benjamin, and Sarah."


      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.].

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 181.

    2. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      Nancy / wife of / Joseph Diller / died / May 19,1860 / aged 49 yrs 8 mo. / Affliction sore long time I bore / Physicians were ib vain / till God did please to give me ease / and free me of my pain