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

Abigail Bechtel[1]

Female 1821 - 1913  (91 years)


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  • Name Abigail Bechtel 
    Born 8 Oct 1821  Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1842  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Religion 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Immigration 1900  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name Abigail Detweiler 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0732 
    Died 23 Jul 1913  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12564  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    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 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  [12, 13, 14
    Family ID F3465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. Enoch R. Detweiler,   b. 7 Mar 1818, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1874, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Detwiler,   b. 1842, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jacob Detwiler,   b. 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Ann B. Detweiler,   b. 29 Jun 1843, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1929, Red Deer, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Rev. Jacob Bechtel Detweiler,   b. 6 Oct 1844, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1938, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     5. Rev. George B. Detweiler,   b. 6 Jan 1846, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1931, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. Susannah Detweiler,   b. 22 Mar 1849, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Leah Detweiler,   b. 28 Apr 1851, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1854  (Age 3 years)
     8. Aaron B. Detweiler,   b. 24 May 1853, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1924  (Age 71 years)
     9. Hannah Detweiler,   b. 17 Dec 1855, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1943  (Age 87 years)
     10. Noah Bechtel Detweiler,   b. 3 Jun 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1928  (Age 70 years)
     11. Daniel Bechtel Detweiler,   b. 10 Apr 1860, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1919, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     12. Sara B. Detweiler,   b. 17 Jan 1866, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F3486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1841 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1842 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1900 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jul 1913 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Abigail Bechtel "the eldest daughter of George B. and Mary (Shoemaker) Bechtel, was born near Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, October 8th, 1821, and came to Canada when nearly eight years old. She was married to Rev. Enoch Detweiler. They resided near Roseville, Ontario, where he died September 18th, 1874. They had a family of ten 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.].

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      Detweiler. - Abigail Bechtel, relict of the late Enoch R. Detweiler, was born near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pa., Oct. 8, 1821. At the age of 7 years she came with her parents to Waterloo Co., Ont. In the year 1842 she entered the bonds of holy matrimony and lived 32 years in that state. In 1874 her husband died, after which she raised her family alone, living in widowhood for 39 years. She had 5 sons and 5 daughters. Her husband and 1 daughter preceded her to the spirit world. She was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of the Mennonite church. She died in the city of Berlin on July 23, 1913. Funeral on the 26th. Short service at the home of her son-in-law, D. S Huber, thence to the Detweiler Church, Roseville, for service and interment. Service by Noah Stauffer from Joh 5: 26. Aged 91 y. 9 m 15 d.

      Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 20 - August 14, 1913 - page 319

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    2. [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..., 211.

    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. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 39.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, August 14, 1913 - Obituary of Abigail Bechtel.

    6. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 2.

    7. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 7.

    8. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 46.

    9. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 9 Page 65.

    10. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 39.

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister Of The German Evangelical Church, , At Green Bush, Waterloo Township, 31 Aug. 1841 To 31 Aug. 1842
      Enoch Dettwiler, Yeom. , Of Dumfries, To Abigail Bechtel, Of Wilmot. Wit. George Bechtel, Of Wilmot And John Dettwiler, Of Dumfries, Both Farmers

    12. [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.

    13. [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.

    14. [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/