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

Esther Bechtel[1]

Female 1863 - 1940  (76 years)


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  • Name Esther Bechtel 
    Born 5 Dec 1863  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Female 
    Name Esther Snyder 
    Name Nellie Bechtel  [6
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1921  Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1932  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Eby ID Number 00007-0719 
    Died 4 Jun 1940  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Buried Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I13862  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2020 

    Father Noah S. Bechtel,   b. 22 Sep 1818, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1901  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Veronica "Fannie" Christner,   b. 28 Sep 1820, Upper Alsace, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1907  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1841  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 14, 15
    Family ID F3479  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christian B. Snyder,   b. 12 Jan 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1944, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1885  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 16
    Children 
     1. Edna Snyder,   b. 19 Aug 1891, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1989, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     2. Percy Snyder,   b. 4 Apr 1896, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1990  (Age 93 years)
     3. Eileen Vollmer,   b. Jul 1898, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Avon Snyder,   b. 29 Sep 1899, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988  (Age 88 years)
     5. Ida Snyder,   b. Oct 1902, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1991  (Age ~ 88 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F3789  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Esther Bechtel "was born December 5th, 1863. She is married to Christian B. Snyder. They reside near Hespeler, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. They have one child named VII Edna."


      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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      Snyder. --- Esther, daughter of Noah and Veronica (Christner) Bechtel, was born Dec. 5, 1863; died at her home near Petersburg, Ont., united in marriage to Christian B. Snyder Oct. 7, 1885, to which union were born 1 son and 3 daughters: Percy, Edna (Mrs. Ephraim Knechtel) Avon (Mrs. Willard Witmer), all of Petersburg, and Ida (Mrs. Simon Hallman) of Kitchener. She is survived by 27 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild; also by 2 brothers (Moses Bechtel of Winnipeg, Man., and Noah Bechtel of Breslau, Ont.), and a host of relatives and friends. She was a faithful and loyal member of the Latschar Mennonite Church until her death, having accepted Christ in her late teens. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Manasseh Hallman and Lorne Schmitt, Bro. Hallman using for his test Psa. 27: 1. The services were held at the home and at the Latschar Mennonite Church. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Her testimony is well expressed in the following poem:
      "Is not even death a gain to those
      Whose life to God was given?
      Gladly to earth their eyes they close,
      To open them in Heaven."

      2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 17 - July 25, 1940

  • 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..., 392.

    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..., 209.

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-5 Page 8.

    4. [S177] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-5 Page 8.

    5. [S49] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Latschaw Mennonite CC#4560 Internet Link.
      In memory of/ Christian B. Snyder/ born Jan. 12, 1862- died Apr. 19, 1944/ Esther his beloved wife/ born Dec. 5, 1863-died June 4, 1940/ at rest/ Snyder

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011766-85.
      (Waterloo Co.) Christian B. SNYDER, 23, farmer, Wilmot Twp, Wilmot Twp, s/o Moses K. & Lydia married Nellie BECHTEL, 21, Wilmot Twp, Wilmot Twp, d/o Noah & Veronika, witn Noah B. SNYDER & Lydia BECHTEL both of Wilmot Twp, 7 October 1885 at the bride's parents in Wilmot Twp.

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, July 25, 1940 - Obituary of Esther Bechtel.

    8. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 20.

    9. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 4 Page 9.

    10. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Wilmot Twp. 1871 Div. 2 Page 29.

    11. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 20.

    12. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Erbsville Sub Dist 4 1921 Page 3.

    13. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, June 10, 1937 - Obituary of Lydia Bechtel.

    14. [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..., 207.

    15. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Bindemann, Frederick, Minister of the German Evangelical Church at Greenbush, Waterloo Township #14.
      Noah Bechtel, To Veronica Christner, Both Of Wilmot. . Wit. Christian Christner, And John Lienhard, Both Farmers Of Wilmot

    16. [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..., 302.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Dec 1863 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Oct 1885 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1921 - Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1932 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jun 1940 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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