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

Amanda Otterbein[1]

Female 1871 - 1958  (87 years)

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  • Name Amanda Otterbein 
    Born 4 Feb 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Name Amanda Heckendorn 
    Name Manda (Maria) Otterbein 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1910  McKinley Township, Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Religion 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00068-4140.6 
    Died 9 May 1958  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I14189  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Henry M. Otterbein,   b. 11 Feb 1838, Queck, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1883, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Lydia Kolb,   b. 19 Feb 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1873  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 6 May 1862  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9
    Family ID F3860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Moses Heckendorn, Deacon,   b. 4 Apr 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1944, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1891  [10
    Children 
     1. Luella Heckendorn,   b. 17 Sep 1896, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1985, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Alta Heckendorn,   b. Nov 1898, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ian Heckendorn,   b. Jun 1901, , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Seleda Heckendorn,   b. 2 Oct 1903, McKinley Twp., Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1974, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Pearl Heckendorn,   b. Oct 1905, McKinley Township, Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2000  (Age ~ 94 years)
     6. Clarence Heckendorn,   b. Oct 1909, McKinley Twp., Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Nelson Heckendorn,   b. Apr 1911, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Wilmer Heckendorn,   b. Abt 1913, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F5946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - McKinley Township, Huron Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1958 - 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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  • Photos
    Otterbein,Amanda-Heckendorn-0001-coverlet-WRM.jpg
    Otterbein,Amanda-Heckendorn-0001-coverlet-WRM.jpg
    This double woven, jacquard coverlet dates from 1885-1890, and belonged to Amanda (Otterbein) Heckendorn (1871-1958). According to family lore, Amanda and her three sisters each received a coverlet as a gift from their parents, Henry Otterbein (1838-1883) and Lydia Kolb (1842-1873). The weaver of the coverlet is unidentified but William and John Noll, brothers from Petersburg, did produce this pattern.

    Waterloo Region Museum

  • Notes 
    • Heckendorn, Amanda, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Otterbein, was born Feb. 4, 1871; passed away at her home in Breslau, Ont., May 9, 1958; aged 87 y. 3 m. 5 d. She was married to Moses Heckendorn, a deacon at the Cressman Mennonite Church for a number of years. He preceded her in death, Jan. 5, 1944. After residing in Michigan for a period of time they had moved to Breslau, Ont., where they lived the latter part of their lives. Surviving are 4 sons (Ian, Burford, Ont.; Wilmer, West Montrose, Ont.; and Clarence and Nelson, both of Kitchener, Ont.), 4 daughters (Pearl-Mrs. Gordon Eby and Luella, Both of Breslau, Ont.; Alta-Mrs. Orval Clemens, Moosleigh, Alta.; and Seleda-Mrs. Jacob Cressman, Kitchener, Ont.), one brother (Menno, Riverdale, Mich.), 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. One daughter (Arclista) died in 1899. She united with the Mennonite Church early in life and maintained a vital interest in the work of the church even after she was unable to attend. Funeral services were held at the Cressman Church, May 11, in charge of Carl J. Rudy and Merle Shantz.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 23 - June 10, 1958-page 554, 555

  • 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..., 861.

    2. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 7.

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 70.

    4. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Township Div. 5 Page 15.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Amanda Otterbein - June 10, 1958-page 554, 555.

    6. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Moses Heckendorn/ Apr. 4, 1863 - Jan . 5, 1944/ his beloved wife/ Amanda Otterbein/ Feb. 4, 1871 - May 9, 1958/ Gone,but not forgotten./ Heckendorn [Image of a cross]

    7. [S1511] Census - Michigan - 1910, McKinley Township, Huron Co., Michigan District 7, Enumeration District 5, sheet 14A.

    8. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Henry Otterbein aged 24 res. Waterloo Twp born Waterloo Twp son of Valt. Otterbein and Elisabeth Hermann married 6 May 1862 to Lydia Kolb aged 19 res Waterloo Twp. born Waterloo Twp. daughter of Tobias Kolb and Magdalena Bechtel.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Henry Otterbein, 24, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, son of Valentine and Elizabeth (Herman), married 6 May 1862 Lydia Kolb, 19, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of Tobias and Magdalene (Bechtel)

    10. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Moses Heckendorn - January 20, 1944, pages 910 and 911.