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

Mary Adah "Ada" Bechtel[1, 2]

Female 1890 - 1944  (54 years)


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  • Name Mary Adah "Ada" Bechtel 
    Born 12 Sep 1890  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Name Ada Bechtel 
    Name Mary Adah "Ada" Witmer 
    Name May Ada Bechtel 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0666.5 
    Died 25 Oct 1944  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 8
    Cause: Fibroids in Uterus, Tumors - Peritonitis 
    Buried 27 Oct 1944  Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 9
    Person ID I11526  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Jesse C. Bechtel,   b. 25 Jun 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1931, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Cober,   b. 24 Sep 1855, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1909, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1882  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Family ID F3230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. John Wesley Witmer,   b. 27 May 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1960  (Age 80 years) 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F3236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Witmer.-Mrs. J. W. Witmer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Bechtel, was born near Hespeler, Ont.; passed to be with the Lord, after a serious operation at the Galt Hospital; aged 54 years. She was a member of Wanner's Mennonite Church, of which her husband is pastor. Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother (Nelson, of Hespeler) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Linda Lovegrove, of Galt, and Mrs. Edwin Kinzie, of Blair). She was known for her Christian dignity, high ideals of life, and deeply interest in the abiding things of life. She will be missed by her family, the church, and the community. Funeral services were held at the Wanner Mennonite Church, in charge of C. F. Derstine. Theme, "The Home-going of Believers." Text, 11 Cor. 5: 8.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 32 - November 10, 1944, page 647

  • 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..., 199.

    2. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      Witmer/ Mary Adah Bechtel/ beloved wife of/ J. Wesley Witmer/ born Sept. 12, 1890/ died Oct. 25, 1944/ Until the day break/ and the shadows flee away
      Tombstone gives Mary Adah as name. Eby states Ada

    3. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      Witmer/ Mary Adah Bechtel/ beloved wife of/ J. Wesley Witmer/ born Sept.12,1890 died Oct.5,1944/ Until the day break/ and the shadows flee away

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-4 Page 12.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Mary Adah Bechtel - November 10, 1944.

    6. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Div. 6 Pg. 4.

    7. [S2490] aaa Vit - ON - Birth Registration, Birth Certificate 034235 (1890).
      Name:May Ada Bechlet Date of Birth:12 Sep 1890 Gender:Female Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:Jesse Bechlet Mother's name:Rebecca Cober

    8. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 066127 (1944).
      Name:Mary Adah Witmer Gender:Female Age:54 Birth Date:12 Sep 1890 Birth Place:Waterloo County Death Date:25 Oct 1944 Death Place:Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Jesse Bechtel Mother:Rebecca Bechtel Spouse:John Wesley Witmer

    9. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery Internet Link.
      WITMER/ Mary Adah BECHTEL/ Beloved wife of/ J. Wesley WITMER/ Born Sept.12, 1890/ Died Oct. 5, 1944/ Until the day break/ And the shadows flee away/

    10. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 012357 (1882).
      Name:Rebecca Cober Age:27 Birth Year:abt 1855 Birth Place:Canada Marriage Date:21 Nov 1882 Marriage Place:Wellington, Ontario, Canada Father:Jacob Cober Mother:Mary Cober Spouse:Jesse Bechtel

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1890 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Fibroids in Uterus, Tumors - Peritonitis - 25 Oct 1944 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Oct 1944 - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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