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

John B. Wideman[1, 2]

Male 1852 - 1944  (91 years)


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  • Name John B. Wideman 
    Born 25 Nov 1852  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Labourer Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Laborer 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00129-8058 
    Died 22 Mar 1944  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I13269  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father John Wideman,   b. 13 Nov 1817, Pickering Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Susannah Brandt,   b. 1 Mar 1825, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1914, Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1843  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Family ID F3657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Cress,   b. 10 Dec 1841, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1923  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 23 May 1875  Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Catherine Kress,   b. 15 Oct 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Gertrude Wideman,   b. 29 Jul 1893, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F3663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Wideman, "is married to Mary Cress (No. 2028) and resides in Peel Township, a little west of Yatton P. O. where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."


      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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      Wideman.-John B., son of the late John and Susannah (Brandt) Wideman, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 22, 1944, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alfred Gilles, St. Jacobs, Ont.; aged 91 y. 3 m. 26 d. He was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., Nov. 25, 1852. He farmed in the district for many years, but was retired the last number of years. His wife, the former Mary Cress, predeceased him 21 years ago. Surviving is his daughter (Ger-trude, wife of Alfred Gilles), one grandchild, a half sister (Lydia Kinsinger, Kitchener, Ont.), and a half brother (Richard Kinsinger, Ridgewood, N.J.). He joined the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a member when he died. Funeral services were held at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church on March 24, 1944, in charge of Bro. Roy S. Koch, assisted by S. J. Wittig, pastor of the St. Jacobs Lutheran Church.


      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 1 - April 7, 1944, pages 15 and 16

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 637.

    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..., 471.

    3. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.
      John B. Wideman / born Nov. 25, 1852 / died Mar. 22, 1944 / aged / 91 yrs 3 m. 26 d. /

    4. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-3 Page 13.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Wideman Born: CO Waterloo Ont Age: 22 Father: John Wideman Mother: Susan Wideman Born: abt 1853 Spouse: Mary Cress Age: 33 born: CO Waterloo Ont Father: Ephraim Cress Mother: Susan Cress married 23 May 1875 married: Perth

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 7, 1944 - Obituary of John B. Wideman.

    7. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 18.

    8. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

    9. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 636.

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin - Minister of the Mennonist Society #27.
      John Weidman, To Susanna Brand, Both Of Wilmot. 25 Apr. 1843. Rev. Eby. Wit. Michael Brand And Jacob Weidman

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1852 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 May 1875 - Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Mar 1944 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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