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

Jonas Z. Wenger[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1815 - 1897  (81 years)


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  • Name Jonas Z. Wenger 
    Born 6 May 1815  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1859  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00128-7994 
    Died 16 Jan 1897  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I14251  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2021 

    Father Joseph Wenger,   b. Abt 1775, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F3866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Martin,   b. 15 Jun 1820, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 4 May 1840  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 14
    Children 
     1. Ann Martin,   b. 1840, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Isaac Wenger,   b. 9 Nov 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1841, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Anna M. Wenger,   b. 1841, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lucy Ann Wenger,   b. 20 Dec 1842, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1843, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Mary Magdalena Wenger,   b. 11 Dec 1843, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1871, Wallace Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     6. Esther Wenger,   b. 5 Dec 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1903, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     7. Peter M. Wenger,   b. 17 Jan 1848, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1938  (Age 90 years)
     8. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Winger,   b. 28 Oct 1849, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Christian Wenger,   b. 1850, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F1838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Weber,   b. 17 Oct 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1872  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1859  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
     1. Daniel W. Wenger,   b. 18 Apr 1860, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1942, Langdon, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Lydia Wenger,   b. 22 Aug 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1948, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F3871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth Ziegler,   b. 31 Dec 1811, Near Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1879  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F2754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jonas Wenger, "was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, May 6th, 1815. In 1825 he came to Waterloo County, Ontario, where he was raised. On May 4th, 1840, he was married to Maria, daughter of Christian and Esther (Stauffer) Martin. She was born June 15th, 1820, and died many years ago. After her decease he was again married to Anna, daughter of Daniel and Anna (Martin) Weber. She was born October 17th, 1820, and died October 24th, 1872. Some years after the decease of his second wife he formed an acquaintance with Eliza Ziegler, widow of the late Abraham Kolb, whom he afterwards married and now they reside on the old 'Clemens Farm' near Breslau where they have their home with Mr. Joseph S. Cressman who is married to his daughter. Mr. Wenger's family consisted of nine children, of whom seven were born unto his first wife and two unto the second."


      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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      WENGER - On the 16th of January, 1897, near Breslau, Weaterloo Co., Ont., of the infirmities of old age, and kidney trouble, Bro. Jonas Wenger, aged 81 years, 8 months and 10 days. Bro. Wenger was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1816, emigrated to Canada with his widowed mother when he was ten years old, and became one of the pioneers of Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Co. He was thrice married. His first wife was Mary Martin, and to them were born eleven children, of whom five are living. After her death he was married to Anna Weber, who bore him two children, and who also survive him. His third marriage was with Elizabeth Ziegler (widow of the late Abraham Kolb), who died Jan. 5th, 1896. His issue numbers thirteen children, seven living; sixty-one grandchildren, forty-three living; and seven great-grandchildren; eighty-one in all, and fifty-seven living. His remains were laid to rest on the 19th in the Conestoga cemetery. Funeral services by Ia. Wambold in English and by Noah Stuaffer in German from 2 Cor. 5: 1. Bro. Wenger was fully resigned to God's will and was anxious for the hour of his departure. He is one of the last of the sturdy pioneers of our community and our church in Canada, and was widely known. He was a faithful member of the church for many years.


      Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 4, February 15, 1897 - Page 60, 61, 62, 63

  • 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..., 614.

    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..., 25.

    3. [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..., 126.

    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..., 698.

    5. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Obituary of Jonas Wenger Vol. XXXIV, No. 4, February 15, 1897 - Page 60, 61, 62, 63.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012902-73.
      Christian Wenger, 22, occ. Farmer, b. Canada, res. Woolwich, son of Jonas and Mary Anna married Mary Ann Gole, 24, b. Canada, res. Breslau, daughter of Jacob and Catharine, witnessed by: Henry Wiegand of Berlin and Martin Wegenast of Waterloo, 4 May 1873 in Berlin

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012890-73.
      Peter Wenger, 25, occ. Farmer, b. Canada, res. Woolwich, son of Jonas and Mary married Hannah Eby, 19, b. Canada, res. Berlin, daughter of Joseph and Magdalena, witnessed by: William D. Hembling of Woolwich and John Seyler of Berlin, 18 November 1873 in Berlin

    8. [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..., 624.

    9. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div 4, Page 52.

    10. [S151] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Jacobs Mennonite (Central Woolwich Mennonite) CC#4583 Internet Link.
      In memory / of / Jonas Wenger / died / Jan.16,1897 / aged / 81 y'rs 8 mo. / 9 days / Farewell father,thou hast left us / Left us, yes, forever more / But we hope to meet again / On that bright and happy / shore / F.Frank /

    11. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 22.

    12. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 4, Pg. 117.

    13. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jonas? Z Wengner, 44, res. Woolwich, Pennsylvania? son of Joseph & Elizabeth, married 26 Apr 1859 Anna Weber,. 39, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of Daniel & Anna

    14. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 9 Mar 1840:49.
      3 Mar 1840 Benjamin Eby, teacher, m. Jonas Wenger to Spr Maria Martin, daughter of Christian C. Martin, all from Woolwich.

    15. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 010833-79.
      010833-79 (Waterloo Co.) Jonas WENGER, 63, farmer, Pensylvania U.S.A., Waterloo Twp, widower, s/o Joseph & Elizabeth married Elizabeth KOLB, 67, Pensylvania U.S.A., Waterloo Twp, widow, d/o Dilman & Catharine KOLB, witn Jacob KOLB & Noah ZIEGLER both of Waterloo Twp, 23 February 1879 in the Twp of Waterloo

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 May 1815 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 May 1840 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mennonite - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1859 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Apr 1859 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1879 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jan 1897 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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