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

Austin Sylvester Zehr

Male 1916 - 2008  (92 years)


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  • Name Austin Sylvester Zehr 
    Born 4 Jul 1916  East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-107551 
    Died 27 Nov 2008  Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I107551  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father Emmanuel B. Zehr,   b. 26 Nov 1893, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1968, Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Emma Brenneman,   b. 13 Feb 1895, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1979, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1915 
    Family ID F57263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helena Gingerich,   b. 19 Feb 1914, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 2015, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1939 
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F23920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ZEHR, Austin - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 27, 2008, at The Maples, Tavistock. Austin was born 92 years ago in East Zorra Township, a son of the late Emanuel and Emma (Brenneman) Zehr. He was a member of Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden. Austin was a dairy farmer and resided at RR1 Tavistock for many years. He enjoyed curling, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Devoted husband of Helena (Gingerich) Zehr who he married December 31, 1939. Beloved father of Karen and Merv Schlegel of RR 1, Tavistock. Cherished grandfather of Kristy and Dan Brenneman and Lindsay and Brett Zehr and great-grandfather of Callie and Avery Brenneman. Dear brother of Elizabeth Zehr, Elmer and Emily Zehr, Edward and Laurene Zehr, Dorothy and Lester Bechtel, and brother-in-law of Ruth Mayer and Viola Gingerich. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister, Ada and Oliver Yantzi, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eldon Wagler, Amos Zehr, Violet Zehr, Orval Lichty, John Worden, Elmina and Noah Brenneman, William Gingerich, Joseph and Ruth Gingerich and William Mayer. Relatives and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, today (Saturday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The interment will take place at 16th Line East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery on Sunday, November 30, 2008, at 1 p.m. The funeral service will then take place at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden at 2:15 p.m. (please note time), with Pastor Ilene Bergen and Pastor Steve Drudge officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, Wycliffe Bible Translators (Greg and Tracy McLean) or the charity of your choice. On-line condolences and donation information is available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

      WATERLOO REGION RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario - Nov. 29, 2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S3172] Find A Grave, Cemetery, E., America, N., Municipality, O., Zorra-Tavistock, E., & Cemetery, E. (1916). Austin Sylvester Zehr (1916-2008) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 3 April 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31809349/austin-sylvester-zehr.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1916 - East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 2008 - Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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