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

Maria "Polly" Reist[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1812 - 1894  (81 years)


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  • Name Maria "Polly" Reist 
    Born 17 Dec 1812  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Female 
    Name Maria "Polly" Mosser 
    Name Pauline Reist  [11
    Name Polly Reist 
    Residence 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonist 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00090-5245 
    Died 3 May 1894  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 12
    Buried St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I11932  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father John Reist,   b. 18 Jul 1763, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1843, Near Kossuth, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Susannah Huber,   b. 21 May 1771, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1850  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1790  [13
    Family ID F238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Reist 
    Family ID F165040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Mosser,   b. 31 Jan 1814, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1903, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1836  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 12, 14
    Children 
     1. Susannah Mosser,   b. 23 May 1837, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1908  (Age 71 years)
     2. Veronica Mosser,   b. 18 Jan 1839, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1927  (Age 88 years)
     3. Anna Mosser,   b. 6 Oct 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1881, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     4. Maria Mosser,   b. 6 Sep 1842, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Samuel Mosser,   b. 15 Mar 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Barbara Mosser,   b. 16 May 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1928  (Age 81 years)
     7. Magdalena Musser,   b. 26 Feb 1849, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1937, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     8. Henry R. Musser,   b. 9 Aug 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1928  (Age 76 years)
     9. Peter R. Mosser,   b. 20 Dec 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1925  (Age 70 years)
     10. John Mosser,   b. 25 Jun 1857, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1872  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F1262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Maria (Polly) Reist, "the eleventh member of John and Susannah (Huber) Reist's family, was born December 17th, 1812. In 1826 she came to Canada with her parents. On September 13th, 1836, she was married to Henry Mosser who was born January 31st, 1814. They resided in Woolwich Township, about two miles south-west of Elmira where she died May 3rd, 1894."


      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. [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..., 698.

    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..., 57.

    3. [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..., 559.

    4. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11165-76.
      Daniel Gingrich, 25, occ. Farmer, b. Woolwich, res. of Woolwich, son of Moses & Susan Gingrich [Nee Martin], Married Magdalena Musser, 27, b. Woolwich, res. of Woolwich, daughter of Henry & Polly Musser, Witn: Henry Musser & Moses Gingrich of Woolwich, On 17 October 1876, at Woolwich

    5. [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..., 175.

    6. [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..., 116.

    7. [S151] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Jacobs Mennonite (Central Woolwich Mennonite) CC#4583 Internet Link.
      Maria Reist / Ehefrau von / Heinrich Musser / gest.Mai 3,1894 / Alter / 81 Jahr 4 / Monat 16 Tage / [verse] /

    8. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 9.

    9. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2 Page 19.

    10. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 14.

    11. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), 29 Jan. 1903 p. 1, col. 4 - Obituary of Henry Musser.

    12. [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..., 176.

    13. [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..., 163.

    14. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 29 Sep 1836:49.
      13 Sep 1836 Rev. B. Eby m. Henrich Mosser to Maria Reist.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1812 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Sep 1836 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 May 1894 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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