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

Christian L. Zehr[1]

Male 1852 - 1924  (72 years)


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  • Name Christian L. Zehr 
    Religion 1852  Wilmot Township, Waterloo County Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Born 24 Dec 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-143293 
    Died 26 Dec 1924  Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I143293  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Joseph B. Zehr,   b. 31 Dec 1817, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1905, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Maria L. Lichti,   b. 1819, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1841  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F19473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Annie Kennel,   b. 27 Jun 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1927, Chapman, Merrick, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F48617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Magdalena "Martha" R. Miller,   b. CALC 16 Nov 1855, Of, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1881, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 1871 
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F226966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christian Zehr was born at Beadon, Ontario, Canada, December 24, 1852 and died at his home in Bellwood, Nebraska July 25, 1924, aged 72 years and seven months.

      He was married to Miss Mattie Miller in Canada, in 1871. To this union three children were born, one girl who preceded him in death, and two boys, Jake of Amherst and Allan of Kearney. Mrs. Zehr died in 1878.

      He was afterwards married to Anna Kennell, who survives him.

      To this union were born six [sic, seven listed]children, John, of Palmer, Mattie (Mrs. Kiser) of Bellwood, Lydia (Mrs. Stevens) of University Place, Bessie (Mrs. McIntyre) of Chapman, Edith (Mrs. Osward) of Shickley, Gladys, (Mrs. Baker) of Palmer, and Earvin at home.

      The family moved to Kearney, Nebraska in 1882, making their home there until they moved to Palmer in the spring of 1917.

      Having decided to quit farming, they moved to Bellwood in the fall of 1923, and were living there at the time of his death.

      Mr. Zehr united with the Mennonite Church in his boyhood, and throughout his lifetime he remained a consistent member of that organization.

      The funeral was held at Kearney Sunday, July 27, 1924.

      The Palmer Journal, July 31, 1924, page 1, transcribed by Linda Berney (#47343179)

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Oct 1881.
      5 Oct 1881 Martha Zehr, née Müller, wife of Christian L. Zehr, died in East Zorra at age of 25 years, 10 months and 19 days.

    2. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Sect. 5 Page 181.

    3. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 11 Page 67.

    4. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, K., America, N., County, B., & Cemetery, K. (1852). Christian “Chris” Zehr (1852-1924) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 2 September 2018, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55152898/ze.

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      By Rev'd John Oesch, Minister Of The Mennonist Society, Wilmot Township
      Joseph Zehr, Of Woolwich, To Maria Lichty, Of Wilmot. 16 Mar. 1841. Wit. Nicholas Lichty And Peter Litwiller.

    6. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 9 Apr 1841 Pg 15.
      16 Mar 1841 Pastor Johannes Oesch m. Joseph ZEHR, of Woolwich, to Maria LICHTY, of Wilmot.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Dec 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Dec 1924 - Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
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