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

Josiah Cressman[1]

Male 1861 - 1935  (74 years)


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  • Name Josiah Cressman 
    Born 29 Oct 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00028-2176 
    Died 29 Dec 1935  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Buried Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Person ID I133  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Isaac S. Cressman,   b. 6 Jul 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1894, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Barbara Snyder,   b. 9 Jul 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1854  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Brubacher,   b. 7 Jun 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1898, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1895  [1, 2, 4
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charlotte Moyer,   b. 1860,   d. 26 Jun 1934  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1916  [4
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 ?,   b. Abt 1861,   d. Bef 1901  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Cressman,   b. 27 May 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F24608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1861 - 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 1935 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Cressman.-Josiah S. Cressman passed away at the home of his sisters, 778 King St. East, Kitchener, Ont., on Sunday evening Dec. 29, 1935, following a brief illness, at the age of 74 y. 2 m. The deceased was a son of the late Isaac and Elizabeth Cressman. He was born on the Cressman homestead at Strasburg Oct. 29, 1861, and farmed on what is now the well known Cressman Woods Farm for a period of 18 years, retiring from that place 22 years ago and residing at Sunnyside since 1915, until making his home with his sisters a little more than a year ago. On Jan. 23, 1895, he was united in holy marriage to Mary Brubacher who predeceased him April 25, 1898. On Sept. 15, 1916, he was again united in marriage to Charlotte Moyer who predeceased him June 26, 1934. He is survived by 1 brother (Isaiah of Strasburg) and 5 sisters (Mrs. Daniel Culp, Sarah, Minerva and Malissa of Kitchener, Mrs. Uzziah Shantz of Strasburg). He was predeceased by 5 brothers (Ephraim, Jacob, Nelson, Allen and Adam) and 2 sisters (Mrs. A. Biehn of Guernsey, Sask., and Mrs. Samuel Schweitzer of Kitchener). Brother Cressman was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and he had a vital interest in all the activities of the Church. His practical participation in the activities of the Church was commendable and appreciated. This all was the result of a personal experience with God which he manifested in his life constantly. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church in charge of the Brethren C. F. Derstine and S. F. Coffman. Message, "A Christian Churchman." Burial at Strasburg Cemetery.

      Gospel Herald, January 16, 1936 - Vol. XXVIII, No.42 - page 895, 896


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      Josiah Cressman, " the third son, was born October 29th, 1861. On January 23rd, 1894, he was married to Mary Brubacher. They reside near Strasburg, Ontario, on part of his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming."


      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..., 353.

    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..., 499.

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-1 Page 15.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, January 16, 1936 - Obituary of Josiah Cressman.

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 22.

    6. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 4 Page 13.

    7. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 47.

    8. [S136] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Weber Mennonite CC#5426 Internet Link.

    9. [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..., 344.