Waterloo Region Generations
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Rev. Peter Boshart

Male 1870 - 1942  (72 years)


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  • Name Peter Boshart 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 14 May 1870  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-107899 
    Died 7 Sep 1942  Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Poole Mennonite Cemetery, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I107899  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Peter Boshart,   b. 12 Dec 1829, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1893, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Buerge,   b. 16 Nov 1827, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1914, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F6499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie "Nancy" Schultz,   b. CA 1867,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Oct 1892 
    Children 
     1. Emmanuel Boshart,   b. 1894, Topping, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1971, Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Ezra Boshart,   b. 1896, Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1968, Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Salome Boshart,   b. 3 Dec 1900, Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1970, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Samuel Boshart,   b. 1904, Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1964, Milverton, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F43673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Boshart. - Peter Boshart was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., May 14, 1870; died Sept. 7, 1942, at the Stratford, Ont., General Hospital after a sickness of a few weeks' duration from dia-betes and complications; aged 72 y. 3 m. 23 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church until death. He was ordained to the ministry Nov. 8, 1903. He was united in marriage with Sister Nancy Schultz Oct. 4, 1892. Sister Boshart predeceased him on April 26, 1936. They shared life together for 43 years and 6 months. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter; 11 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, 1 brother, 1 sister survive. Two brothers and 4 sisters predeceased him. The funeral was largely attended by neighbors, friends and relatives. Services at the Poole A. M. Church, conducted by Bros. Peter Nafziger of St. Agatha, Moses 0. Jantzi of Baden, Ont., and Christian Martin of Lancaster, Pa. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
      "The Gospel was his joy and song,
      E'en to his latest breath;
      The truth he had proclaimed so long
      Was his support in death." --By a Brother.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 28 - October 8, 1942 - pages 606,607

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      Rev. Peter Boshart - A well-known and highly esteemed resident of Topping. Rev. Peter Boshart passed away in the Stratford General Hospital at 6: 30 on Monday morning, Sept. 7th at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 23 days. Mr. Boshart had been ailing all summer but was not confined to his room until the first of August. Since that time he gradually became worse and on August 30th he was removed to the hospital where he underwent an operation for an abscess on his thigh on Saturday. He was also suffering from diabetes. The youngest of the family of the late Peter and Magdalena (Berge) Boshart, he was born on the boundary between Wellesley and Wilmot on May 14th, 1870. He spent his boyhood and young manhood in that locality and on October 4th, 1892 he was married to Annie (Nancy) Schultz, daughter of the late Menno and Elizabeth (Litweiller) Schultz. Immediately following their marriage they took up residence at Topping where he resided to the time of his death with the exception of five years which were spent in Baden. They went to Baden eleven years ago with the intention of retiring there but when Mrs. Boshart became seriously ill they returned to the farm. Mrs. Boshart passed away in April 1936. Mr. Boshart in addition to operating the farm was minister of the Poole (north) Mennonite Church and also the Steinman Mennonite Church. He also operated a threshing machine for over twenty years and became widely known throughout the district. He is survived by three sons and one daughter Emanuel of Cargill, Ezra on the homestead at Topping; Samuel of Milverton; Mrs. M. O. Erb (Salome) of Wellesley; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Mose Schlabach (Barbara) of New Hamburg; one brother Mr. Daniel Boshart of St. Agatha. The following brothers and sisters predeceased him: (Kate) Mrs. John Schultz, (Mary) Mrs. Peter Roth, Jacob, Jonas and Elizabeth who died in infancy. The funeral will be held Thursday with service at his late residence commencing at 1: 30 followed by a service in the Poole Mennonite Church (north) commencing at 2: 30. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 3 Page 19.

    2. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 26.

    3. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Peter BOSHARD, to Magdalen BIRGI, both of Wilmot. 4 July 1852. Rev. ROTH. Wit. Christian STEINMAN and Daniel SCHRAY

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 May 1870 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Sep 1942 - Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Poole Mennonite Cemetery, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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