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

Rev. Christian Litwiller

Male 1848 - 1924  (75 years)


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  • Name Christian Litwiller 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 13 Sep 1848  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Amish 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Amish 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-124973 
    Died 27 Aug 1924  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Cause: heart failure 
    Person ID I124973  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Rev. Peter Litwiller,   b. 8 Jan 1809, Illfurth, , Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Lichti,   b. 2 Oct 1808, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1882  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1830 
    Family ID F6299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Rev. Peter Litwiller,   b. 8 Jan 1809, Illfurth, , Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Lichti,   b. 1808, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F264624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Miller,   b. 13 Dec 1851, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1921, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1870  [9
    Children 
     1. Barbara Litwiller,   b. 5 Oct 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jacob Litwiller,   b. 7 Mar 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 53 years)
     3. Moses Litwiller,   b. 1 Jul 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1916, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     4. Annie Litwiller,   b. 3 Aug 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1968  (Age 89 years)
     5. Samuel Litwiller,   b. 16 Jan 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1955, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Mary Litwiller,   b. 20 Dec 1882, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1953, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Veronica "Frances" Litwiller,   b. 18 Jul 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1920, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     8. Gertie Litwiller,   b. 1889, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Lydia Litwiller,   b. 7 Jun 1889, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1932  (Age 42 years)
     10. David Litwiller,   b. 4 Mar 1895, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1959, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F30996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Sep 1848 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Amish - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Amish - 1911 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Litwiller.--Chr. Litwiller was born in St. Agatha, Ont., Sept. 13, 1848; died of heart failure at his home in Petersburg, Ont., Aug. 27, 1924; aged 75 y. 11 m. 14 d. He had been in good health till about six months ago when he began to fail. Seven weeks before his death he had a desire to go to church and said, "It will be the last time" (which it also was), and after that he thought he wasn't able to go any more. He gradually got weaker and was bedfast for only five days. Bro. Litwiller united with the Amish Church when yet a young man. He was ordained to the office of deacon when yet in his twenties, and in the same year was ordained to the ministry, which place he filled whenever possible. He was married to Maria Miller, who preceded him in death three years on the day that he was buried. He leaves 7 children (Barbara, Jacob, Annie, wife of M. O. Jantzi, Samuel, Mary, wife of Jac. Mussselman, Lydia, wife of Irvon Block, and David). He also leaves 32 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 1 brother. We believe that father has gone to be with Jesus. May we all prepare our hearts to meet him. He was buried on Aug. 30. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Daniel Steinman and at the church by Dan Jutzi and Eli Frey. Text. "For what is your life?" Buried in adjoining cemetery. "Weep not for me, children, I have passed all grief and pain: But live and labor for Christ the Savior, That we may meet in heaven again." A Daughter.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XVII, No. 28 - October 16, 1924 - pages 575

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      In Memoriam Died On Wednesday, August 27th, 1924, at the Family Residence, Petersburg, Ontario, Rev. Christian Litwiller, aged 75 years, 11 months, 14 days. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, on Saturday, August 30th, at 1. 30 p. m, to St. Agatha A. M. Church for services. We miss him - oh! How sadly None but aching hearts can tell; We have lost him, Heaven has found him, our Father doeth all things well.2a


      Funeral Card

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-5 Page 13.

    2. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 8.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 16, 1924 - Obituary of Christian Litwiller.

    4. [S266] Funeral Card - - Funeral Card Notices of Waterloo County Volume 2, Funeral card of Christian Litwiller.

    5. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 9 Page 4.

    6. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div. 4 Page 10.

    7. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 7.

    8. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 14 Page 93.

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 6, 1921 - Obituary of Maria Miller.