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

Philip Zeller[1]

Male 1818 - 1896  (77 years)


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  • Name Philip Zeller 
    Born 2 Aug 1818  Rhein Bajerin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1848  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00138-8399 
    Died 1 Mar 1896  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I1383  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Johann Philip "Philip" Zeller,   b. 2 Feb 1791, Rhein Bajerin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1854, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Glueck,   b. 10 Jan 1792, Rhein Bajerin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1844, St. Catharines, Welland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Schiedel,   b. 22 Dec 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1900  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 29 Feb 1848  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 8
    Children 
     1. Catherine Zeller,   b. 25 Dec 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1892, Near Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     2. Susannah Zeller,   b. 24 Sep 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1908  (Age 57 years)
     3. Phoebe Zeller,   b. 29 Nov 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1935  (Age 80 years)
     4. Mary Ann Zeller,   b. 28 Dec 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1947  (Age 87 years)
     5. Lydia Zeller,   b. 15 Nov 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Amelia Zeller,   b. 30 Jul 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Jacob S. Zeller,   b. 24 Sep 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1848 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Feb 1848 - Greenbush (Kitchener), 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 - Lutheran - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1896 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Philip Zeller, "was born August 2nd, 1818. He was married, February 28th, 1848, to Sarah Schiedel who was born December 22nd, 1826. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm where they still reside, about a mile or so south of Breslau. To them was born a family of seven 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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      Death of an Old Resident of Waterloo Township

      Philip Zeller, one of the old residents of Waterloo Twp., died at his residence in Breslau on Sunday morning. Mr. Zeller was born in Bavaria, Germany, on the 1st of August, 1818 and came to this country with his parents and their other children, about the year 1830. After a few years sojourn on a farm at St. Catharines. His father sold out there and bought the Cressman farm at Breslau, containing about two hundred and thirty acres, which he made into two, giving one to each of his two sons, Jacob and Philip. Deceased married Martin Schiedel's daughter, Sarah, who survives him and with whom and the family that grew up around them, he lived prosperously on his farm, until April of last year, when on account of failing health and vigor, he retired from the farm and moved into a comfortable home, which he purchased in Breslau village and where he and his wife and one of his daughters intended to live during what days might remain for him. His health, however, continued steadily to decline, until he passed away painlessly and peacefully. He was an exceedingly kind husband and father, well beloved and highly esteemed, by all who knew him.

      The Weekly Reformer 5 Mar 1896 pg 11

  • 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..., 251.

    2. [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..., 694.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth

    4. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Zum Andenken an / Philip Zeller / geboren / Aug. 2,1818 / gest. Maerz 1,1896 / Alter / 77 Jahr 6 Mo. / 29 Tage / [verse]

    5. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 49.

    6. [S2573] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 2 Page 7.

    7. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 7 Page 47.

    8. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Philipp Zealler, farmer of Waterloo married 29 Feb 1848 at Greenbush by banns to Sara Schiedel of Waterloo.

    9. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 50.