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

George B. Bechtel[1, 2, 3]

Male 1777 - 1871  (94 years)


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  • Name George B. Bechtel 
    Born 24 May 1777  Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Near Pottstown Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 009E, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number 00007-0686 
    Died 15 Nov 1871  [5
    Buried Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I12477  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father George Bechtel,   b. 1732, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Susannah Bidding,   b. Abt 1735, Of, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Esther Livergood,   b. Abt 1780, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1814, Near Pottstown, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1806  [4
    Children 
     1. Catharine L. Bechtel,   b. 27 Sep 1807, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1884, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Levi L. Bechtel,   b. 2 Apr 1809, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1868  (Age 59 years)
     3. George L. Bechtel,   b. 15 Feb 1811, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1866, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Isaiah L. Bechtel,   b. 23 Nov 1813, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1813  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F3464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria "Mary" Shoemaker,   b. 1 Jan 1793, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1840, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1817  [5, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Noah S. Bechtel,   b. 22 Sep 1818, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1901  (Age 82 years)
     2. Rudolph Bechtel,   b. 29 Oct 1819, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1862  (Age 42 years)
     3. Abigail Bechtel,   b. 8 Oct 1821, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1913, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Leah S. Bechtel,   b. 23 Jun 1823, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1896  (Age 72 years)
     5. Esther Bechtel,   b. 4 Mar 1826, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1909, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Isabella Bechtel,   b. 18 Feb 1829, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Near Pottstown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1850, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F3465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George B. Bechtel "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near Pottstown, May 24th, 1777. On November 16th, he was married to Esther Livergood. They resided on his father's old place near Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where she died March 2nd, 1814, leaving a family of four children, namely: V Catharine, V Levi, V George L., and V Isaiah L.. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Maria, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Tyson) Shoemaker, November 25th, 1817. She was born January 21st, 1793, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, February 6th, 1840. They moved to Canada in 1829, and resided for two years on the farm now possessed by Joseph M. Brubacher, about two miles north of the town of Waterloo. From here they moved on the farm now possessed by Dilman S. Shantz. The second union was blessed with six children, namely: V Noah, V Rudolph, V Abigail, V Leah, V Esther, and V Isabella."


      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..., 314.

    2. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    3. [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..., 522.

    4. [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..., 202.

    5. [S62] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries, Roseville - Roseville Mennonite [formerly Detweiler Mennonite] CC#4493 Internet Link.
      George B. Bechtel/ born May 24,1777/ died Nov.15,1851/ aged 74 yrs 5 mos 22 dys/ Mary Schumacher/ born Jan.21,1793/ died Feb.6,1840/ aged 47 yrs.13 yrs/ Married Nov.25,1817/

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 10.

    7. [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..., 203.

    8. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 15 Feb 1840:46.
      In Wilmot, Mrs. Maria Bechtel, nee Schumacher, wife of the teacher Georg B. Bechtel, died at the age of 47y 2w 2d. She was married for 22y 2m 11d, and she gave birth to 2 sons and 4 daughters, all of which are still living.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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