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

Moses G. Reist[1]

Male 1854 - 1928  (74 years)


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  • Name Moses G. Reist 
    Born 25 Jan 1854  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Religion 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number 00090-5171 
    Died 7 Oct 1928  [4
    Buried Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I11868  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Samuel E. Reist,   b. 30 Jan 1825, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1915  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Gingerich,   b. 14 Sep 1828, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1898  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1848  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11
    Family ID F2075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther B. Bauman,   b. 22 Dec 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1952  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1878  [2
    Children 
     1. Daniel B. Reist,   b. 26 Oct 1879, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elias Reist,   b. 6 Jun 1883, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883
     3. Moses B. Reist,   b. 2 Jul 1886, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960  (Age 73 years)
     4. Joseph Bowman Reist,   b. 9 Dec 1888, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1971, Hilliers, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Leah Reist,   b. 29 Oct 1892, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1953, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Israel Reist,   b. 4 Nov 1892, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Lydia Ann Reist,   b. 26 Sep 1897, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F2444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Moses Reist, "second son, was born January 25th, 1854. On March 5th, 1878, he was married to Esther Baumann. They reside on a farm one mile north of Elmira. Their family consists of five 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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      Moses Reist Sr.

      Moses was a real character and a real Christian of the Mennonite faith. I walked up one time and got a feeling about his Schreitz [?] factory which really was something to see. Also the old story about Moses going to the Waterloo Park for a stroll, when he came to the terraces at the top, a bunch of girls were below and when they seen him they said Holy Moses and Moses took that to heart and wrote a book claiming he was the second Moses. Now there must be some truth in this because my mother bought a book from him. It was printed in German and named Die Goldene Bible. Where the book got too I don't know but there are some around. Also he had ideas about the Maple Syrup and [was] the first one to collect sap instead of walking tree to tree. He purchased some eavetrough to run the sap to one location. I believe this was the forerunner of what they are doing now with plastic pipes. Dad and Moses had many a chat in the old tinshop.


      Memories of Bill Rudow, transcript of an original in the Elmira Branch, Waterloo Region Library by Marion Roes 2011

  • 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..., 153.

    2. [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..., 164.

    3. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-4 Page 7.

    4. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      In/ memory of/ Moses G. Reist/ born/ Jan. 25,1854/ died/ Oct. 7,1928/ aged/ 74 yrs. 8 mos. / 12 days/

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 74.

    6. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 15 page 5.

    7. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 31.

    8. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 4 Page 31.

    9. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist. 15 Page 7.

    10. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin Rev. - Minister of the Mennonist Society, Berlin report 114.
      Samuel E. Reist, to Magdalean Gingrich, both of Woolwich. 10 Oct. 1848. Rev. Eby.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1854 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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