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Emanuel Merner

Male 1858 - 1942  (83 years)


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  • Name Emanuel Merner 
    Born 18 Sep 1858  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77251983 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1888  Zurich, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    store keeper 
    Occupation 1889  Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    merchant 
    Occupation 1891  Downie Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    farmer 
    Residence Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-123615 
    Died 6 May 1942  Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sebringville Cemetery, Sebringville, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I123615  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

    Father Christian Merner,   b. 23 Dec 1831, Reichenbach, , Canton Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1912  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth Young,   b. 21 Oct 1837, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1926  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F22485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Kastner,   b. 11 Jul 1858, Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1888  Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Winnifred Merner,   b. 25 May 1889, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Gordon Merner,   b. 28 Jan 1891, Downie Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Chester Kastner Merner,   b. 1892, Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966  (Age 74 years)
     4. Alexander Donovan "Donavan" Merner,   b. 23 Feb 1897, , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 
    Family ID F42753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emanuel Merner Of Sebringville Passes

      The death occurred at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday evening, May 6, of Mr. Emanuel Merner, a prominent and esteemed resident of the village of Sebringville and a native of the New Hamburg district. Mr. Merner was taken seriously ill last week and was rushed to the Stratford Hospital on Tuesday where he passed away.

      The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Merner of New Hamburg. He was born on the Merner homestead just outside the western limits of the village on September 18th, 1858 and was in his 84th year.

      As a young man he went to Zurich and in partnership with his cousin, Jonathan J. Merner, conducted a general store business for a few years. Leaving Zurich he settled in Sebringville over fifty years ago and farmed successfully for many years, retiring in 1904.

      The late Mr. Merner was a faithful member of Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Sebringville and an ardent church worker. He was secretary of the Sunday School for 50 years, an elder and trustee and a member of the finance board and was treasurer of the church at the time of his death. During his long residence in Sebringville, Mr. Merner made many special contributions to his church to which he was greatly attached and untiring in his work for the welfare of the church.

      On June 27, 1888, the late Mr. Merner was married to Maryann Kastner of Sebringville, who is left in bereavement besides one daughter, Mrs. Winnifred Brittin, and two sons, Chester K. and Donovan A. Merner. He is also survived by three brothers, Edward, George and Rev. Henry Merner, all of New Hamburg, and two sisters, Mrs. D. A. Zurbrigg, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. John Zinn, Kitchener, and ten grandchildren.

      The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon with a private service at the house at two o'clock, followed by a public service at Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Sebringville. Interment will follow in the Sebringville Cemetery. Rev. H. Leibold will be in charge of the services.


      New Hamburg Independent, May 8, 1942

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 7.

    2. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Wilmot Twp. 1871 Div. 2 Page 39.

    3. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 9811 (1888), Emanuel Merner-Mary Ann Kastner.
      Emanuel Merner, 29, store keeper of Zurich, Hay Tp, b. Wilmot, s/o Christian Merner and Elizabeth Merner married Mary A. Kastner, 29, b. & r. Sebringville, d/o John Kastner & Margaret Kastner, wit: Edward Merner of Hamburg, & Linney Hastner of Sebringville married 27 Jun 1888 Sebringville

    4. [S2010] Census - ON, Perth, Downie - 1891, pg 7.

    5. [S655] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 14788 (1889), Winfred Merner.
      Winfred Merne b. 25 May 1889 Hay Township, d/o Emanuel Merner (merchant) & Mary Ann Kastner

    6. [S655] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 31537 (1891), John Gordon Merner.
      John Gordon Merner b. 28 Jan 1891 Downie, s/o Emanuel Merner (farmer) & Mary Ann Kastner

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1858 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - store keeper - 1888 - Zurich, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jun 1888 - Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1889 - Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1891 - Downie Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 1942 - Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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