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Joseph Wenger[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male Abt 1775 - 1824  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name Joseph Wenger 
    Born Abt 1775  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Rsrch. Note
    • From Ancestry.com 2005
      Bill Loucks Family History
      Entries: 65904 Updated: 2005-07-02 21:53:24 UTC (Sat)
      Contact: Bill Loucks
      This database has my family history to the best of my knowledge. There undoubtedly
      are some errors, so please independently verify any data. Please notify me of any
      errors or additional information. Little of this data is original with me. Thanks for
      sharing to my mother and Aunt Mary Louise Blosser and many others. My sources are
      recorded in the database.

      Descendant Register, Generation No. 1
      1. Joseph Wenger (Hans "John" Wenger6, Ulrich "Christian" Wenger5, Ulrich
      Chrisitian Wenger4, Benedict Wenger3, Christian Wenger2, Mr. Wenger1) was
      born 21 Sep 1769, and died 20 Feb 1825. He was buried in Martindale Mennonite
      Church Cemetery, Lancaster Co., PA. He married Susanna Martin 1789, daughter
      of David Martin and Susanna Groff. She was born 31 Aug 1762, and died 3 Oct
      1796. He married Barbara Martin 1797, daughter of David Martin and Susanna
      Groff. She was born 11 Apr 1764, and died 1801. She was buried in Martindale
      Mennonite Church Cemetery, Lancaster Co., PA. He married Elizabeth
      Zimmerman, daughter of Christian Zimmerman and Barbara Rutt. She was born
      21 Nov 1778, and died 23 Mar 1840 in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada.
      Child of Joseph Wenger and Susanna Martin is:
      Children of Joseph Wenger and Elizabeth Zimmerman are:
      + 2 i. Anna Wenger was born 28 Feb 1793 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 15 Sep
      1853.
      + 3 i. Christian Wenger was born 20 Dec 1802, and died 4 Feb 1858 in King
      Street, Berlin, Ontario, Canada.
      + 4 ii. Joseph Wenger was born 20 Dec 1802, and died 1 Nov 1864.
      + 5 iii. Barbara Wenger was born 14 Dec 1804 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died
      21 Sep 1882.
      + 6 iv. Elizabeth Wenger was born 11 Feb 1805 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co.,
      PA, and died 12 Jun 1884 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co., Ontario,
      Canada.
      7 v. Zimmerman Wenger was born 25 Nov 1807, and died 25 Mar 1831.
      + 8 vi. Susanna Wenger was born 3 Apr 1810 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 7
      Jan 1879.
      + 9 vii. Isaac Wenger was born 18 Feb 1812, and died 6 Mar 1890.

      Descendant Register, Generation No. 2
      + 10 viii.Mary Wenger was born 28 Apr 1814, and died 16 Mar 1868.
      + 11 ix. Jonas Wenger was born 6 May 1815 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 16
      Jan 1897 in Breslau, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada.
      + 12 x.Magdalena Wenger was born 13 Aug 1816, and died 14 Aug 1876 in
      Elkhart Co., IN.
      + 13 xi. Esther Wenger was born 23 Jul 1819, and died 28 Aug 1850 in
      Conestoga (near), Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada.
      2. Anna Wenger (Joseph Wenger7, Hans "John" Wenger6, Ulrich "Christian"
      Wenger5, Ulrich Chrisitian Wenger4, Benedict Wenger3, Christian Wenger2, Mr.
      Wenger1) was born 28 Feb 1793 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 15 Sep 1853. She
      married Jacob (Yokel) Zimmerman, son of Christian Zimmerman and Barbara
      Rutt. He was born 17 Jul 1784, and died 17 Jan 1856. He was buried in Lichty
      Church Cemetery, the old Zimmerman cemetery, Lancaster Co., PA.
      Children of Anna Wenger and Jacob (Yokel) Zimmerman are:
      + 14 i. Joseph Zimmerman was born 5 Jan 1818 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died
      21 Apr 1857.
      + 15 ii. Christian Zimmerman was born 3 Aug 1821, and died 30 Jan 1890.
      + 16 iii. Susanna Zimmerman was born 3 Aug 1823, and died 13 Aug 1863.
      + 17 iv. Jacob W. Zimmerman was born 21 Mar 1828, and died 5 Oct 1911.
      + 18 v. Isaac Zimmerman was born 6 Apr 1830, and died 23 Apr 1887.
      3. Christian Wenger (Joseph Wenger7, Hans "John" Wenger6, Ulrich "Christian"
      Wenger5, Ulrich Chrisitian Wenger4, Benedict Wenger3, Christian Wenger2, Mr.
      Wenger1) was born 20 Dec 1802, and died 4 Feb 1858 in King Street, Berlin,
      Ontario, Canada. He was buried in Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Elkhart
      Co., IN. He married Magdalena Hoch 20 Sep 1829. She was born 3 Nov 1807,
      and died 3 Apr 1835. He married Elizabeth Good, daughter of Peter Good and
      Maria Weber. She was born 20 Jan 1814, and died 15 Nov 1875.
      Children of Christian Wenger and Magdalena Hoch are:
      + 19 i. Joseph Wenger was born 16 May 1831 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died
      15 Aug 1919.
      + 20 ii. Elizabeth Wenger was born 3 Apr 1832 in Lancaster Co., PA.
      + 21 iii. Anna Wenger was born 30 May 1833 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 14
      Mar 1865.

      Children of Christian Wenger and Elizabeth Good are:
      + 22 iv. Susanna Wenger was born 25 Oct 1834 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 4
      Sep 1872 in Morgan Co., MO.
      + 23 i.Mary Wenger was born 1 Nov 1837 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 13
      May 1883.
      24 ii. Peter Wenger was born 25 Mar 1839 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 11
      May 1914. He married Lydia Sauder 22 Sep 1867, daughter of John
      Sauder and Mary Martin. She was born 14 Oct 1837 in Lancaster Co.,
      PA, and died 20 Sep 1868. He married Maria S. High 27 Oct 1870. She
      was born 28 Nov 1837 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 17 Feb 1923.
      + 25 iii. Jonas G. Wenger was born 13 Nov 1840 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died
      4 May 1922.
      26 iv.Magdalena Wenger was born 16 Nov 1842 in Lancaster Co., PA. She
      married Henry Bowman 27 Sep 1866. He was born 17 Mar 1840 in
      Berks Co., PA.
      + 27 v. Isaac Wenger was born 18 Dec 1844 in Elkhart Co., IN.
      + 28 vi. Christian Wenger was born 22 Dec 1846 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died
      17 Sep 1906.
      + 29 vii. Jacob Wenger was born 21 Mar 1849 in Lancaster Co., PA.
      30 viii. Infant Wenger was born 23 Mar 1851 in Lancaster Co., PA.
      + 31 ix. Zimmerman G. Wenger was born 1 Jul 1852 in Lancaster Co., PA.
      + 32 x. Barbara Wenger was born 16 Mar 1855 in Wayne Co., OH.
      4. Joseph Wenger (Joseph Wenger7, Hans "John" Wenger6, Ulrich "Christian"
      Wenger5, Ulrich Chrisitian Wenger4, Benedict Wenger3, Christian Wenger2, Mr.
      Wenger1) was born 20 Dec 1802, and died 1 Nov 1864. He married Sarah
      Garman. She was born 8 Apr 1831, and died 25 Jan 1897.
      Children of Joseph Wenger and Sarah Garman are:
      33 i.Margaret Wenger was born 25 Jan 1852. She married Elias Shirk. He was
      born ABT 1852.
      34 ii. Elizabeth Wenger was born 13 Mar 1854. She married Henry G.
      Sheaffer. He was born ABT 1854.
      35 iii. Emma Wenger was born from 1848 to 1864. She married Benjamin
      McWate or McWade. He was born from 1848 to 1864.
      36 iv. Joseph Wenger was born from 1848 to 1864. He married Kate Lessley.
      She was born from 1848 to 1864.
      5. Barbara Wenger (Joseph Wenger7, Hans "John" Wenger6, Ulrich "Christian"
      Wenger5, Ulrich Chrisitian Wenger4, Benedict Wenger3, Christian Wenger2, Mr.
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      Wenger1) was born 14 Dec 1804 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 21 Sep 1882. She
      was buried in Brutus Mennonite Church Cemetery, Brutus, Emmet Co., MI. She
      married John W. Dettwiler 1826, son of Rudolph Dettwiler and Anna Wanner. He
      was born 26 Aug 1802, and died 22 Jun 1858. He was buried in Martin Mennonite
      Church Cemetery, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada.
      Children of Barbara Wenger and John W. Dettwiler are:
      + 37 i. Isaac Dettwiler was born 6 May 1828, and died 1909.
      + 38 ii. Abraham Dettwiler was born 6 May 1828 in Waterloo Co., Ontario,
      Canada, and died 15 Aug 1912.
      39 iii. David Dettwiler was born from 1827 to 1851, and died INFANT.
      40 iv. Elizabeth Dettwiler was born from 1827 to 1851, and died Young.
      + 41 v. Susannah Dettwiler was born 8 Aug 1831, and died 2 May 1914.
      + 42 vi. Joseph W. Dettwiler was born 17 Feb 1834 in Waterloo Co., Ontario,
      Canada, and died 29 Apr 1917.
      + 43 vii. Jonas Dettwiler was born 3 Apr 1840 in Waterloo Co., Ontario,
      Canada, and died 1917.
      44 viii. Henry Dettwiler was born 5 Apr 1842, and died 4 Feb 1917 in Morgan
      Co., MO.
      + 45 ix. Esther Dettwiler was born from 1827 to 1851.
      + 46 x. Christian W. Dettwiler was born 31 Dec 1845.
      47 xi. Rudolph Dettwiler was born from 1827 to 1851, and died Young.
      48 xii. John Dettwiler was born from 1827 to 1851, and died Young.
      6. Elizabeth Wenger (Joseph Wenger7, Hans "John" Wenger6, Ulrich "Christian"
      Wenger5, Ulrich Chrisitian Wenger4, Benedict Wenger3, Christian Wenger2, Mr.
      Wenger1) was born 11 Feb 1805 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, and died 12 Jun
      1884 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada. She was buried in Martin
      Mennonite Church Cemetery, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada. She married Peter
      Weber 1822 in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada, son of Peter Weber and Veronica
      "Fanny" Wenger. He was born 11 Jun 1801 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, and
      died 3 Jul 1873 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada. He was buried in
      Martin Mennonite Church Cemetery, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada.
      Children of Elizabeth Wenger and Peter Weber are:
      49 i. Israel Weber was born 2 Sep 1823 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 15
      Oct 1849 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada.
      + 50 ii. Jonas Weber was born 8 Nov 1824 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 16
      Jan 1875 in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada.
      51 iii. Zimmerman Weber was born 3 May 1826 in Conestoga, Waterloo
      Co., Ontario, Canada, and died 13 Jun 1893 in Huron Co., Ontario,
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      Canada.
      52 iv. Peter Weber was born 26 Dec 1827 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died in Urbana, Champaign Co., OH.
      + 53 v. Isaac H. Weber was born 19 Sep 1829 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died 5 Feb 1892 in Huron Co., Ontario, Canada.
      + 54 vi. Joseph Weber was born 10 Nov 1831 in Conestogo, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada.
      55 vii. Veronica Weber was born 7 Jun 1833 in Conestogo, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died Young.
      + 56 viii.Mary Weber was born 20 Oct 1834 in Conestogo, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died 23 Nov 1907 in Waterloo Co., Ontario,
      Canada.
      57 ix. Elizabeth Weber was born 3 Feb 1836 in Conestogo, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died 27 May 1850 in Conestogo, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada.
      58 x. Eli Weber was born 10 Sep 1837 in Conestogo, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died 1882 in Barry Co., MI. He married Eliza
      Myer. She was born ABT 1837.
      59 xi.Magdalena Weber was born 14 Jun 1839 in Conestogo, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died Young.
      60 xii. John Weber was born 15 Jun 1840 in Conestogo, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada.
      61 xiii. Susannah Weber was born 3 Dec 1841 in Conestogo, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died Young.
      + 62 xiv. Anna Weber was born 31 Mar 1843 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died 5 Jun 1928 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada.
      63 xv. Lydia Weber was born 13 Jun 1844 in Conestogo, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died Young.
      + 64 xvi. Catherine Weber was born 15 Nov 1846 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died 5 Jun 1922 in Waterloo Co., Ontario,
      Canada.
      65 xvii. Lovina Weber was born 25 Feb 1848 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died 1858 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co., Ontario,
      Canada.
      66 xviii. Hiram Weber was born 31 May 1850 in Conestoga, Waterloo Co.,
      Ontario, Canada, and died 5 Sep 1921.
      8. Susanna Wenger (Joseph Wenger7, Hans "John" Wenger6, Ulrich "Christian"
      Wenger5, Ulrich Chrisitian Wenger4, Benedict Wenger3, Christian Wenger2, Mr.
      Wenger1) was born 3 Apr 1810 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 7 Jan 1879. She
      was buried in Holy Corners Cemetery, Caledonia, MI. She married Joseph Martin
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      21 Sep 1834, son of Peter Martin and Anna Zimmerman. He was born 24 Dec 1811
      in Lancaster Co., PA, and died 21 Mar 1856. He was buried in Martin Mennonite
      Church Cemetery, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada.
      Children of Susanna Wenger and Joseph Martin are:
      + 67 i. Daniel Martin was born 16 Sep 1835 in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada,
      and died 6 Mar 1885.
      + 68 ii.Mary Martin was born 4 Nov 1836 in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada.
      69 iii.Magdalena Martin was born 4 Nov 1836, and died 4 Nov 1836.
      70 iv. Peter Martin was born 13 May 1838, and died 13 May 1838.
      71 v. Joseph Martin was born 23 Mar 1839, and died 23 Mar 1839.
      72 vi. Benjamin W. Martin was born 23 Mar 1839, and died 23 Mar 1839.
      + 73 vii. Anna Martin was born 26 Mar 1840 in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada,
      and died 6 Feb 1917 in Morrin, Alberta, Canada.
      + 74 viii. Simon Martin was born 1 Dec 1841 in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada.
      75 ix. Zimmerman Martin was born 20 Dec 1843 in Canada, and died 4 Dec
      1866 in MI. He married Sarah Meyer 3 Nov 1863, daughter of John
      Meyer, Esq. and Mary Wenger. She was born 17 Feb 1843, and died 9
      Dec 1926.
      + 76 x. Susanna Martin was born 11 Aug 1845.
      9. Isaac Wenger (Joseph Wenger7, Hans "John" Wenger6, Ulrich "Christian"
      Wenger5, Ulrich Chrisitian Wenger4, Benedict Wenger3, Christian Wenger2, Mr.
      Wenger1) was born 18 Feb 1812, and died 6 Mar 1890. He married Mary
      Bowman 26 Mar 1839 in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada, daughter of Jonathan
      Bowman and Polly Schneider. She was born 16 Jul 1818, and died 4 Oct 1899.
      Children of Isaac Wenger and Mary Bowman are:
      77 i. Joseph Wenger was born 22 Dec 1839, and died 12 Jun 1842.
      78 ii. Jonathan Wenger was born 19 Oct 1841, and died 17 Apr 1843.
    Eby ID Number 00128-7967 
    Died 1824  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I14214  Generations
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2022 

    Family Elizabeth Zimmerman,   b. 21 Nov 1778, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Wenger,   b. Abt 1802, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Died In Infancy
     2. Christian Wenger,   b. 1802, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1858, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Barbara Wenger,   b. 14 Dec 1804, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1882  (Age 77 years)
     4. Elizabeth Wenger,   b. 11 Feb 1805, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1884, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Zimmerman Wenger,   b. 25 Nov 1807, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1831  (Age 23 years)
     6. Susannah Wenger,   b. 1810, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Isaac Z. Wenger,   b. 18 Feb 1812, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1890, Ayton, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Mary Wenger,   b. 28 Apr 1814, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1868, Near Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     9. Jonas Z. Wenger,   b. 6 May 1815, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1897, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     10. Magdalena Wenger,   b. Abt 1816, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Esther Wenger,   b. 23 Jul 1819, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1850, Near Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F3866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Winger (Spelled "Wenger" by some members of family), "The Wingers were among the early and respectable settlers of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They came to America from Switzerland as early as 1748 and settled in Lancaster County. They were an enterprising, industrious, and honorable people. Their descendants are now to be found in almost every state of the United States and quite a number have settled in Canada. The old progenitor that came from Switzerland was "Hans" (John) Winger. His family consisted of seven sons who were all born in Switzerland. The Wingers in Waterloo County are descendants of this old "Hans". Some are the children of old Joseph Wenger, a great-grandson of old "Hans", while others are descendants of old John Winger who was a grandson of old Hans Winger, and son of Adam Winger. We shall first give the descendants of old Joseph Wenger."

      Joseph Wenger, "was born and resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he died. He was married to Elizabeth Zimmerman who was born November 21st, 1778, and died March 23rd, 1840. After his decease, which took place in Pennsylvania in 1824, the widow with her family moved to Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, in 1825, and resided in the town of Waterloo, in old Abraham Erb's house for eighteen months, then she moved two and one-half miles north of the town of Waterloo, on the place known as "Freunds" (now Eli Martins), opposite the Martin Mennonite Church. Here she resided until her death. Her family consisted of nine 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.].

  • 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..., 86.

    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..., 100.

    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..., 575.

    4. [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..., 25.

    5. [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..., 621.

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