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

Levi L. Bechtel[1]

Male 1809 - 1868  (59 years)


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  • Name Levi L. Bechtel 
    Born 2 Apr 1809  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Died 7 Dec 1868  [4, 6
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0688 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone Image 
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I12504  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father George B. Bechtel,   b. 24 May 1777, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Near Pottstown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1871  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother 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  [7
    Family ID F3464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Schneider,   b. 6 Dec 1806, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1895, Near Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Dec 1831  [1, 5, 8
    Children 
     1. Mary S. Bechtel,   b. 12 Sep 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1898  (Age 65 years)
     2. Magdalena Bechtel,   b. 11 Oct 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1866, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     3. Joseph S. Bechtel,   b. 25 Dec 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1860, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     4. Jacob S. Bechtel,   b. 12 Feb 1840, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1914  (Age 74 years)
     5. Daniel S. Bechtel,   b. 19 Mar 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George S. Bechtel,   b. 30 Mar 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1865  (Age 21 years)
     7. Leah S. Bechtel,   b. 2 Aug 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1881, Near Yatton Post Office, Peel Township, Wellinton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     8. Susannah S. Bechtel,   b. 25 Jul 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Levi L. Bechtel "son of George B., and Esther (Livergood) Bechtel, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, April 2, 1809. He came to Canada with Jacob S. Shoemaker in 1826. He was a miller by trade. In December, 1831, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of old Jacob and Mary (Erb) Schneider. She was born at Bloomingdale, Ontario, December 6th, 1806, and is the only one of her father's family of ten children, living, and one of the first white children born in this township. She is still enjoying the best of health and works around the house like a young woman. Her mind and memory are yet as strong as ever. When the write paid her a visit, November 20th, 1894, she gave him the names of all her children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren, together with the dates of birth of each and dates of death of those who died; also gave him names of persons to whom each of her children and grand-children are married, and dates when such marriages took place. At present she has her home with her grand-daughter, Mrs. O. Wismer of Baden, Ontario. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm two miles north of Bloomingdale, now in possession of John S. Bowman, where he died December 7th, 1868. Their family consisted of eight children"


      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..., 203.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 65.

    3. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 7 Page 42.

    4. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      [Front/West] In memory of/ Levi Bechtel/ Who Died/ Dec. 7' 1868/ Aged 69 Yrs. 8 Mo./ & 5 D's./ Friend after friend departs/ Who hath not lost a friend/ There is no union here of hearts/ That finds not here an end/ Were this frail world our final rest/ Living or dying, none were blest./ [Stone erorde, June 2009]

    5. [S2746] aaaaWaterloo Township 1871, Sect. 2 Page 29.

    6. [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..., 204.

    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..., 202.

    8. [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..., 335.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Apr 1809 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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