Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Isaac S. Cressman

Isaac S. Cressman[1]

Male 1830 - 1894  (64 years)

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  • Name Isaac S. Cressman 
    Born 6 Jul 1830  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1865  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Died 20 Aug 1894  Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Eby ID Number 00028-2172 
    Buried Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I106  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Abraham Cressman,   b. 13 Dec 1789, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Schneider,   b. 9 Jun 1794, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1864, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1814  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Family ID F4432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Abraham Cressman,   b. 13 Dec 1789, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F230603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barbara Snyder,   b. 9 Jul 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1854  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Ephraim S. Cressman,   b. 4 Oct 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1911, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Mary Cressman,   b. 20 Aug 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1932, Near Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Jacob S. Cressman,   b. 11 Sep 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1926, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Josiah Cressman,   b. 29 Oct 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Nelson Cressman,   b. 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Barbara Cressman,   b. 6 Feb 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1935  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Snyder,   b. 18 Apr 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1865  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 8, 9
    Children 
     1. Josiah Cressman,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Allen Cressman,   b. 3 Mar 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Adam S. Cressman,   b. 31 Oct 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1930, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Isaiah Cressman,   b. 12 Jan 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1943, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Annie Cressman,   b. 1873, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Lydia Ann Cressman,   b. 13 Jan 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1971  (Age 95 years)
     7. Sarah Cressman,   b. 27 May 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 73 years)
     8. Minerva Cressman,   b. 30 Oct 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974  (Age 92 years)
     9. Melissa Cressman,   b. 1 Aug 1884, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1974, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Isaac S. Cressman
    Isaac S. Cressman
    Past and Present Inductees. (2018). Waterlooregionmuseum.ca. Retrieved 14 August 2018, from https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/exhibits/past-and-present-inductees.aspx

  • Notes 
    • Isaac S. Cressman, "the seventh son of Abraham and Mary (Schneider) Cressman, was born July 6th, 1830. On February 28th, 1854, he was married to Barbara, daughter of Jacob E. and Elizabeth (Clemens) Schneider. She was born July 9th, 1834, and died February 21st, 1864. After her decease he was married, March 19th, 1865, to Elizabeth Schneider, sister to his deceased wife. She was born April 18th, 1840. Mr. Cressman followed farming and resided on the old "Cressman Farm" near Strasburg, Ontario, where he died August 20th, 1894. His family consisted of thirteen children, five of whom were born unto his first wife, viz:...(The five youngest of Mr. Isaac Cressman's family are unmarried and at home with their mother.)"

      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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      Isaac Cressman's great-great-grandfather, Nicolaus Cressman, a native of Switzerland, emigrated to the United States at an early age. In 1806, Isaacs' father, Abraham Cressman, came to the Strasburg vicinity in Waterloo County, where Issaac, his seventh son was born. Isaac resided in the Cressman Homestead, located in a beautiful wooded area where there were a tremendous variety of trees. This unique area was known for a long time as Cressman's Woods, and now is designated Homer Watson Park. Great credit is due the memory of Cressman for his determination to keep for posterity this magnificent forest that had developed through countless centuries. Because of its uniqueness, part of the property was appropriately selected as the site of the Doon Heritage Crossroads.

      Cressman married Barbara Schneider, a daughter of Jacob E. and Elizabeth Schneider, in 1854, and they had five children. On the death of his wife in 1865 he married her sister, Elizabeth. Eight children were born to this couple.

      Many of Cressman's descendants live in and around Waterloo County.

      From the Region of Waterloo Hall of Fame

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      Cressman.- On the 21st of August 1894, near German Mills, Waterloo Co., Ont., of paralysis, Bro. Isaac Cressman, aged 64 y., 1 m., 15 d. His remains were buried on the 24th in Strasburg at Weber's M. H. Funeral services in the C. Eby M. H., Berlin. The funeral was very largely attended. The services were conducted by S. Gehman, Noah Stauffer and J. Gingrich. Bro. Cressman was one of the descendants of the oldest settlers in the country and was highly esteemed as a neighbor, friend and brother in the church in which he has been a member for many years. He leaves a widow and a large family of children, all grown, to mourn a kind and loving companion and father, and we believe that our dear brother has gone home to the mansions of eternal rest.

      Herald of Truth , Vol. XXXI, No. 18, September 15, 1894 - pp. 286, 287

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      Isaac Cressman's great-great-grandfather, Nicolaus Cressman, a native of Switzerland, emigrated to the United States at an early age. In 1806, Isaacs' father, Abraham Cressman, came to the Strasburg vicinity in Waterloo County, where Issaac, his seventh son was born. Isaac resided in the Cressman Homestead, located in a beautiful wooded area where there were a tremendous variety of trees. This unique area was known for a long time as Cressman's Woods, and now is designated Homer Watson Park. Great credit is due the memory of Cressman for his determination to keep for posterity this magnificent forest that had developed through countless centuries. Because of its uniqueness, part of the property was appropriately selected as the site of the Doon Heritage Crossroads.

      Cressman married Barbara Schneider, a daughter of Jacob E. and Elizabeth Schneider, in 1854, and they had five children. On the death of his wife in 1865 he married her sister, Elizabeth. Eight children were born to this couple.

      Many of Cressman's descendants live in and around Waterloo County

      The Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • 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..., 344.

    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..., 499.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac Cressman aged 35 res Waterloo born Waterloo son of Abraham and Maria married 19 Mar 1865 to Elizabeth Snyder aged 25 res Waterloo born Waterloo daughter of Adam and Elizabeth

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 22.

    6. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 46.

    7. [S2560] aaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 1 Page 46.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 23 May 1865.
      Mar. 19, 1865 Elisabeth Schneider and Isaak Cressmann, both of Waterloo Tp., by Rev. Kaessmann

    9. [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..., 345.

    10. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

    11. [S136] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Weber Mennonite CC#5426 Internet Link.

    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..., 485.

    13. [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..., 289.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jul 1830 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Feb 1854 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1865 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Mar 1865 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Aug 1894 - Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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