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

Lydia Musselman[1, 2, 3]

Female 1838 - 1918  (80 years)


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  • Name Lydia Musselman 
    Born 22 Jun 1838  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Female 
    Honoured Lydia St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lydia Street in Kitchener is named for her. 
    Name Lydia Brubacher 
    Name Lydia Wismer 
    Residence 1862  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Religion 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennoite 
    Residence 1889  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00083-4949 
    Died 31 Oct 1918  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 12
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID I13885  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2020 

    Father David Musselman,   b. 18 Apr 1799, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1870, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Esther Martin,   b. 29 Aug 1803, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1872  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F3782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Samuel S. Brubacher,   b. 4 Jan 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6
    Children 
     1. Simion Brubacher,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Esther Brubacher,   b. 5 Feb 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1924, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Simeon Brubacher,   b. 28 Apr 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1915, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     4. Rebecca Brubacher,   b. 18 Aug 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 87 years)
     5. Sarah Brubacher,   b. 2 Jan 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. 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)
     7. Lydia Brubacher,   b. 15 Apr 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Ephraim Brubacher,   b. 18 Sep 1873, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939  (Age 65 years)
     9. Manasseh Brubacher,   b. 30 Jan 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Samuel Brubacher,   b. 8 Jun 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1934  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rev. Daniel Wismer,   b. 29 Jul 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1909, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1889  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F3794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lydia Musselman, "was born in July, 1838. On March 4th, 1862, she was married to Samuel Brubacher who was born January 4th, 1829. They resided in Berlin where he died December 2nd, 1875, leaving a family of nine children. After Mr. Brubacher's decease she was married to Rev. Daniel Wismer."


      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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      First Mennonite Cemetery Stone has her name as Wismer.

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      DEATH: Wismer.-Lydia (Musselman) Wismer was born July 22, 1838, near Conestoga, Ont. In March 1862 was married to Samuel Brubacher, living in matrimony 14 years when he died. After living in widowhood 14 years she was again married to Bishop Daniel Wismer of Kitchener, Ont., living in matrimony 19 years when he died, living in widowhood again for 10 years. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. Died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ben Eby, near Waterloo, Ont., Nov. 1, after being bedfast for nearly 11 months, aged 80 y. 3 m. 9 d., leaving to mourn her departure, 2 sons, 3 daughters, 22 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Only brief services were conducted at the home on account of influenza epidemic, by Bishop Jonas Snider. Buried at First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Ont.


      Gospel Herald - Volume XI, Number 34 - November 21, 1918 - pages 620 and 621

  • 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..., 124.

    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..., 352.

    3. [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..., 657.

    4. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 1.

    5. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 73.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Samuel Brubacher aged 33 res Waterloo born Waterloo son of Jno. and Catherine married 4 Mar 1862 to Lidia Musselman, aged 23 res. Woolwich born Woolwich daughter of David and Ester.

    7. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 68.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, November 21, 1918 - Obituary of Lydia Musselman.

    9. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 27 Pg. 11.

    10. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 23.

    11. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012137-89.
      Daniel WISMER, 69, minister of the gospel, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, widower, s/o Henry WISMER & Maria CRESSMANN married Lydia BRUBAKER, 51, Woolwich Twp, Berlin, widow, d/o David MUSSELMAN & Esther MARTIN, witn G.H. CLEMENS & Moses BRUBAKER both of W. Twp, 8 September 1889, no location given.

    12. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jun 1838 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHonoured - Lydia Street in Kitchener is named for her. - - Lydia St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Mar 1862 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennoite - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1889 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Sep 1889 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, 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 - 31 Oct 1918 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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