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

Leah Bear[1]

Female 1839 - 1908  (68 years)


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  • Name Leah Bear 
    Born 2 Sep 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Name Leah Witmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1867  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Dunkard 
    Eby ID Number 00003-605 
    Died 17 Aug 1908  [4, 9
    Buried Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I11842  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Rev. John G. Bear,   b. 15 May 1804, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1894, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Anna "Nancy" Pannabecker,   b. 23 Apr 1812, Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1875, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1827  [8, 10
    Family ID F261996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isaac Witmer,   b. 3 Apr 1842, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1929, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Children 
     1. Emma Jane Witmer,   b. 14 Aug 1868, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1961  (Age 92 years)
     2. Nancy C. Witmer,   b. 30 Aug 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 91 years)
     3. Albertina Witmer,   b. 7 Jan 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1954  (Age 83 years)
     4. Jonas Witmer,   b. 17 Jan 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1886  (Age 14 years)
     5. Deacon Isaiah B. Witmer,   b. 16 Mar 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1950  (Age 76 years)
     6. Rebecca Witmer,   b. 8 Nov 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1967, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Sarah Witmer,   b. 25 Sep 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 74 years)
     8. 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)
     9. Edmund B. Witmer,   b. 3 Mar 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1960, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. Minerva Witmer,   b. 23 Jan 1883, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Sep 1839 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Nov 1867 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Dunkard - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Leah Baer wife of Isaac Witmer
    Leah Baer wife of Isaac Witmer

  • Notes 
    • Leah Bear, "was born September 2nd, 1839. She is married to Isaac Witmer. They reside in Wilmot Township, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of ten 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.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 678.

    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..., 186.

    3. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-2 Page 12.

    4. [S213] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Rosebank Community CC#4565 Internet Link.
      Isaac Witmer/ born Apr 3 1842/ died Jan 10 1929/ 86 yrs 10 months & 7 days/ at rest/ Leah/ wife of/ Isaac Witmer/ born Sept 2 1839/ died Aug 16 1908/ aged 68 yrs 11 mo 14 ds/ Thy trial ended, thy rest is won

    5. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 39.

    6. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 12.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac Wittmer, 25, res. Guelph tp, b. Guelph tp, son of Abraham & Katharina, married 9 Nov 1867 Lea Baer, 28, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of John & Nancy

    8. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 10 Page 68.

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Isaac Witmer February 28, 1929.

    10. [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..., 185.