Waterloo Region Generations
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Rev. Henry Goudie[1]

Male 1851 - 1942  (91 years)


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  • Name Henry Goudie 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 16 Jan 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39022911 
    Residence 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Breslau Missionary Church, Breslau, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    Eby ID Number 00043-3318 
    Died 18 Jan 1942  Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Buried 21 Jan 1942  Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Person ID I12032  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Father David Goudie,   b. 28 May 1816, Ballantrae, , AYR, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1896, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Nancy S. Wanner,   b. 27 Feb 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1906, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1843  [2
    Family ID F3353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Wildfong,   b. 22 Oct 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1921, Aylmer, Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. Angelina Goudie,   b. 3 Jan 1874, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1960  (Age 86 years)
     2. Alzina Goudie,   b. 21 Oct 1876, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1961  (Age 84 years)
     3. Ada Goudie,   b. 20 Jan 1879, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1969, Penticton, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Nancy Goudie,   b. 8 Feb 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Emmarilla Goudie,   b. 23 Apr 1884, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1904, , York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     6. Royal Goudie,   b. 3 Dec 1886, Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elkiah Goudie,   b. 17 Nov 1889, Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2024 
    Family ID F3356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susanna Doner,   b. 19 Aug 1859, Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1925, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1923  Stayner, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2024 
    Family ID F52614  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Rev. Henry Goudie, "was born January, 16th, 1851. When a young man he was converted and joined himself with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ. Some years ago he entered the ministry and has up to the present proved himself an able minister in winning souls for Christ. His sermons are clear, instructive and full of Spirit. None of those dry and merely a repetition of old worn-out-phrase sermons but are full of life and very impressive. He is well received by all parties. During his three years labor in Berlin he has done much good among all classes. After the expiration of the third year (March, 1895) in Berlin, the conference had him stationed at Elmwood, Ontario, where he now resides. He is married to Sarah Wildfong and has a family of seven 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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      Goudie, Henry (1851-1942)

      Henry Goudie (16 January 1851-19 January 1942) was the organizer and first district superintendent of the Canadian Northwest Conference of the United Missionary Church (now Evangelical Missionary Church). He was born near Hespeler, ON a son of David and Nancy Goudie. In 1872 Henry married Sarah Wildfong. Together they had two sons and five daughters. Following Mrs. Goudie's death he married Mrs. Susannah Lageer in 1923.

      In 1870 he was converted and in 1874 he became a charter member of the Reformed Mennonites. This group would later unite with other groups to form the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church (now the Evangelical Missionary Church). Goudie began to preach in 1877 and was stationed at Port Elgin in 1878, being ordained by the Ontario conference in 1881. He served as pastor at Port Elgin, Breslau, New Dundee, Stayner, Markham, Kitchener (Bethany), Hanover, Shrigley, Toronto (Bethel), Aylmer, and Hespeler in Ontario. He also pastored at Mayton and Markham in Alberta. For 14 years he served as district superintendent: five years in Ontario (1900-5) and nine years in Alberta (1907-13, 1916-19). He retired in 1926 after a service of 50 years. He died 19 January 1942, just three days after his 91st birthday and was buried in the Wanner cemetery at Hespeler (Cambridge).

      Storms, Everek R. "Goudie, Henry (1851-1942)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 Nov 2005 <https://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/G683ME.html>

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      Breslau Missionary Church

      Meetings are reported to have been held in 1872 in a building at the corner of Woolwich Street and Mader Lane by a group who were followers of Solomon Eby. Conferences to consider reorganization of the church were held in 1874 and 1875, the most important of which was considered to have been the meeting at the Bloomingdale Mennonite Church on May 23, 1875. Members of the New Mennonites and the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together at that meeting as the United Mennonites. At a meeting in Blair in 1879 a union, called the Evangelical United Mennonites, was formed from the United Mennonites and the Evangelical Mennonites. Four years later, in 1883, the Ohio Brethren in Christ (Tunker) joined with the Evangelical United Mennonites to form the Mennonite Brethren in Christ.

      Dedication services were held on Christmas Day, 1882, for the new Breslau Mennonite Church which had been built during the year. Henry Goudie was minister to the congregation from 1881-1884. He was followed by Peter Geiger (1884-1885) and Frank Moyer (1885-1886). Solomon Eby, a member of the congregation who was minister from 1886-1889, had been one of the organizers on May 15, 1874 of the Reforming Mennonites.

      On May 6, 1959 a decision was made to construct an 1800 square foot addition to the church. The sanctuary was enlarged and new pews were installed in 1978; dedication was in September of that year. Rev. Leonard DeWitt, president of the Missionary Church was guest speaker on Sunday, November 21, 1982, when the church's 100th Anniversary service was held. Of interest: the sign eteched in the glass above the doors on the northwest side of the back section reads "United Missionary Church."

      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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      REV. HENRY GOUDIE

      Rev. Henry Goudie, 91, died at the home of his daughter in Markham, yesterday. Born in Waterloo County, near Hespeler on Jan. 16, 1851, he was a son of the late David Goudie and Mary Warner. The late Rev., Mr. Goudie was a former minister of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church, here. He was a presiding elder for many years. Surviving are two sons, Royal of Edmonton, Alta. and Elkiah of Millbury, Alta., four daughters, Mrs. A. Clendenen and Mrs. Edward Clendenen of Markham, Mrs. T. Hilts of Pendleton B.C. and Mrs. A. Evans of Kitchener and a brother, Rev. Samuel Goudie of Stouffville. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, at Wanner's Church, near Hespeler, at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

      Kitchener Daily Record 19 Jan 1942 pg 13

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      Pioneer Mennonite M.B.C. Minister Passes

      Rev. Henry Goudie, pioneer gospel minister, and brother of Rev..Samuel Goudie of Stouffville, entered into eternal rest at the home of his daughter Mrs. Arthur. Clendenin at Cedar Grove last Sunday morning, January 18. He was 91 years of age on the Friday preceding his death.

      Son of David and Nancy Goudie he was born on the farm near Hespeler, and entered the ministry in 1878, being ordained in 1881in the Mennonite faith. Mr. Goudie was the last surviving, charter member of the Ontario Conference. He served 14 years of his long career in Western Canadá, and was a pioneer worker in organizing the Western church. He served as presiding older there for nine years.

      Prior to going West he was honored with the office of presiding elder here for five years, and served as minister on many charges. In this on he was connection he was the pastor, at Markham prior to the time Stouff- ville became a separate charge.

      In 1872 Mr. Goudie married Sarah Wildfong, who died in 1921 There were seven of a family to this union, namely, Mrs. Clendenin with whom the aged father lived; also Mrs. Ed. Clendenin; Mrs. T. Hiltz in B.C.; Mrs. Arthur Evans, Kitchener: two sons, are Royal of Edmonton and Elkiah of Didsbury. A daughter Emarilla died at age of 15 years. Mr. Goudle's second marriage was with Mrs. Susannah Lageer or Stayner. mother of Mr. Edgar Lageer and Mrs. E. R. Good of Stouffville. Wilmot of Owen Sound, Jesse and Russel. and Miss Winnie Lageer of Stayner. This second marriage, was of short dura- tion for Mrs. Goudie died within a year and eight months of, her! marriage to Mr. Goudie.

      A good man long spared has gone to his reward, and the scores of people who visited his bier prior to the removal of the body to Hespeler for burial on Wednesday attested to the deep respect and esteem in which he was held. A public service In the Markham M.B.C. church was conducted on Tuesday evening before the body was conveyed to Hespeler. The service was conducted by the pastor of the church Rev. P. G. Lehman, assisted by Rev. Mr. Bricker and Rev. Sherk.

      Pall bearers were all ministers of the gospel, Revs. E. Moyer, I. Brubacher, W. M. Shantz, J. H. Good, A. D. Lehman, Cecil Brown,

      Stouffville Tribune. 1942, Jan 22. pg1B

  • 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..., 644.

    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..., 715.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth

    4. [S397] Census - ON, Simcoe - 1901, Stayner F-1 Page 12.

    5. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      East: Rev. Henry Goudie / 1851-1942 / Sarah Widfong / wife of / Rev. Henry Goudie / born Oct.22,1850 / died Sept.26,1921 / aged 70 yrs 11 m. 4 d / At rest / goudie

    6. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 26.

    7. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 2 Page 12.

    8. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery Internet Link.
      East: Rev. Henry Goudie / 1851-1942 / Sarah Widfong / wife of / Rev. Henry Goudie / born Oct.22,1850 / died Sept.26,1921 / aged 70 yrs 11 m. 4 d / At rest / goudie

    9. [S3231] Find A Grave, Cemetery, W., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, W. (1851). Rev Henry Goudie (1851-1942) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 15 June 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39022911/henry-goudie.

    10. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).

    11. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 019988 (1923).
      Name:Susanna Lageer Gender:Female Age:63 Birth Year:abt 1860 Birth Place:Ontario Marriage Date:16 Oct 1923 Marriage Place:Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Father:Samuel Doner Mother:Christina Raymer Spouse:Henry Goudie

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - 1881 - Breslau Missionary Church, Breslau, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Oct 1923 - Stayner, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jan 1942 - Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Jan 1942 - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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