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

Ephraim S. Cressman[1, 2]

Male 1855 - 1911  (55 years)


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  • Name Ephraim S. Cressman 
    Born 4 Oct 1855  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1882  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00028-2173 
    Died 26 Feb 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 11
    Cause: dilated heart 
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I108  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Isaac S. Cressman,   b. 6 Jul 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1894, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother 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  [3, 12
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Betzner,   b. 8 Jun 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1882  [2, 3, 5, 10, 13
    Children 
     1. Myra Ellen Cressman,   b. 29 Mar 1884, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1966, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Sarah Cressman,   b. 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Laura May Cressman,   b. 2 Sep 1887, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 66 years)
     4. Florence Luella Cressman,   b. 16 Apr 1892, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1978, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Stella Cressman,   b. 6 Nov 1899, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ephraim Cressman, "the eldest son was born October 4th, 1855. On February 15th, 1882, he was married to Susannah, daughter of Jacob and Maria (Bretz) Betzner. She was born June 8th, 1860. They reside on the old "Daniel Reist Farm" about two miles east of Breslau where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of three children"


      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 - Bro. Ephraim Cressman was born Oct. 4, 1855; died at the Berlin-Waterloo Hospital Feb. 26, 1911, of dilated heart; aged 55 y. 4 m. 22 d. He was married to Susannah Betzner, Feb. 15, 1882. Leaves to mourn, a widow, 4 daughters, 4 brothers, 7 sisters, with many relatives and friends. He was converted a little over 20 years ago and united with the Mennonite Church, being an active and faithful member until the time of his death. During this time he had been superintendent of the Sunday school of the Cressman congregation near Breslau eight years in succession, and had been teaching a class up to the time of his illness which was only 14 days. He will be greatly missed in the home, the Church and in the community, and while we keenly feel the loss, we have reasons to believe that for him it is gain. His remains were laid to rest Mar. 2, in the Cressman cemetery. Services conducted at the home by J. S. Woolner and at the church by Jonas B. Snider in German. (text, Col. 3: 14) and by I. A. Wambol in English (text Psa. 49: 15).


      Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 50 - March 16, 1911 - page 803, 804

  • 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..., 300.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 23 Feb 1882.
      15 Feb 1882 Susannah Betzner and Ephraim S. Cressmann, both of Waterloo Township, were married by Preacher Sherk of Berlin.

    3. [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.

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-6 Page 4.

    5. [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..., 249.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, March 16, 1911 - Obituary of Ephraim S. Cressman.

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

    8. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 36.

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

    10. [S2573] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 2 Page 23.

    11. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      C/ Ephraim S.Cressman/ 1855-1911/ his wife/ Susannah Betzner/ 1860-1948/ Cressman

    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..., 344.

    13. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1855 - Waterloo Twp., 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 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1882 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: dilated heart - 26 Feb 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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