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

Emma Melinda Leis

Female 1909 - 1947  (38 years)


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  • Name Emma Melinda Leis 
    Born 4 Oct 1909  South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Emma Melinda Baer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-122320 
    Died 12 Nov 1947  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I122320  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Christian E. Leis,   b. 28 Sep 1889, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1967, , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Barbara Schwartzentruber,   b. 24 Apr 1887, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1985, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1909  [2
    Family ID F25515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sylvester Baer,   b. 5 Sep 1910, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1971  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1935  [3
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F42392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1909 - South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Nov 1947 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Baer.--Emma Melinda, daughter of Christian E. and Barbara (Swartzentruber) Leiss, was born in Oxford Co., Ont., Oct. 4, 1909; passed away, after a ten-day illness, Nov. 12, 1947; aged 38 y. 1 m. 7 d. Death resulted from pneumonia and heart trouble. She was baptized in 1924 and remained a member of the church until death. On Sept. 5, 1935, she was united in marriage to Sylvester Baer, of Waterloo Co., who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Clare, Wilfred, Paul, Elva, Selma, and Elton), her parents, one grandmother (Mrs. Mattie Leiss, Wellesley, Ont.), 4 brothers (Daniel, Millbank, Ont.; Millus and Oscar, Tavistock, Ont.; and Elton at home), and 3 sisters (Aleda--Mrs. Wilfrid J. Bender, Katie--Mrs. Leander Ramseyer, of Tavistock; and Violet, at home). She was much concerned for the physical and spiritual welfare of her children. Funeral services were held Nov. 15 at the home and at the East Zorra A.M. Church, Tavistock, in charge of David Schwartzentruber, D. S. Jutzi, Andrew Jantzi, and Curtis Cressman. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 36 - December 2, 1947 -- pages 766, 767

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      Mrs.Sylvester Baer, 38, of East Zorra, died at a London hospital Wed. morning after an illness of a week, death following a heart attack brought on by pneumonia. She was the former Emma Melinda Leiss, a d/o Mr. and Mrs.Christian E. Leiss, East Zorra, and was born in South Easthope Oct. 4,1909. She married Mr. Baer in 1935, and had resided in East Zorra since that time. Mrs. Baer was a member of the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church, 16th line.

      Besides her parents and husband, she is survived by six children; Clare 10, Wilfred 8, Paul 5, Elva 3, Selma 2, and Elton, three months; fourbrothers, Daniel, Millbank; Millis, South Easthope; and Oscar and Elton,East Zorra; and three sisters, Mrs. Wilfred Bender and Mrs. LeanderRamseyer, East Zorra and Miss Violet, with her parents....East ZorraAmish Mennonite Cemetery....")

      Kitchener Daily Record 13 Nov 1947

  • Sources 
    1. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, 13 Nov 1947.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 7, 1967 - Obituary of Christian E. Leis.

    3. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, 6 sep 1935.