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

Leah Gingrich

Female 1856 - 1942  (86 years)


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  • Name Leah Gingrich 
    Born 18 Feb 1856  , Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Name Leah Kuepfer 
    Residence 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-121060 
    Died 24 Dec 1942  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Zurich Mennonite Cemetery, Zurich, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I121060  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Jacob L. Gingerich, Jr.,   b. 1833, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1890, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Mary Brenneman,   b. 1835, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Sep 1859  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F21632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Menno L. Kuepfer,   b. 18 Oct 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1922, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Kipfer,   b. 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Kipfer,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Christian Kipfer,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Kipfer,   b. 7 May 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1959  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F26173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Kipfer.-Leah, widow of the late Menno Kipfer, was born in Huron Co., Ont., Feb. 18, 1856; died at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ont., Dec. 24, 1942; aged 86 y. 10 m. 6 d. She was united in marriage to Menno Kipfer who preceded her in death 20 years ago. To this union were born 9 sons and 5 daughters. Two sons preceded them. Surviving are 7 sons (Jacob of Dashwood, John of Michigan, Ezra of Hensall, Noah, Simon, David and Solomon of Iowa), 5 daughters (Mary of Kitchener, Nancy of Hensall, Eda of Zurich, Ella of Grand Bend, Pearl of Zurich), 2 sisters (Mrs. Chris Schrag, Miss Nancy Gingerich), 2 brothers (Christian of Stanley Tp.; Jacob of Oregon); also 56 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of Zurich Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 27 at Zurich Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. Stephen Peachey and Bishop Manasseh Hallman.

      "Let your hands be folded, Mother,
      Of toile they did their share;
      While our lives were young and tender,
      How you watched with loving care.
      We thank God for such a mother,
      And the prayers for us you've prayed;
      Great and blessed we shall call you,
      May your precepts be obeyed."

      1a
      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 47 - February 18, 1943 - pages 1006-1008

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 5.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 18, 1943 - Obituary of Leah Kipfer.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jacob Gingrich Birth Place: Wilmot Township RESIDENCE: Wilmot Township Age: 25 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834 Father Name: Jacob Mother Name: Fanny Spouse Name: Mary Breneman Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836 Spouse Birth Place: Wilmot Township Spouse Residence: Wilmot Township Spouse Father Name: John Spouse Mother Name: Magdelina Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1859 Marriage County: Waterloo

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1856 - , Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Dec 1942 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Zurich Mennonite Cemetery, Zurich, Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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