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

Henry M. Wanner[1, 2, 3]

Male 1808 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Henry M. Wanner 
    Born 1808  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number 00126-7627 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I14359  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John M. Wanner,   b. 27 Sep 1775, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1848, Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wecklin,   b. 7 Dec 1777, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1817, Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Family ID F3890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna B. Fordney,   b. 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Sep 1840  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Daniel Wanner,   b. Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Wanner,   b. 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Wanner,   b. 10 May 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1920  (Age 77 years)
     4. Veronica Wanner,   b. 30 Mar 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1920, Stephen Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Abram Wanner,   b. 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Hannah Wanner,   b. 8 Sep 1848, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1921  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1808 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1840 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Henry M. Wanner, "a farmer, resided near Hespeler. He was married to Anna Fordney. Both are dead. Their family consisted of six 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.].

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      Wanner Mennonite Church
      Begun: 1829

      A small wooden meeting house was built in 1829 on a corner of the farm belonging to Samuel Bechtel which was located in the vicinity of the present-day regional headquarters of the Ministry of Natural Resources near the intersection of Highways 24 and 401. The site for this community meeting house, as well as a school and a burial ground, had been chosen on August 8, 1829. The land was donated by Samuel Bechtel and his wife Barbara (Baumann) on March 15, 1830. A new meeting house, of white brick, was built in 1837 on the east side of Henry Wanner's farm, somewhat north of the first meeting house. Meetings at first were held every eight weeks. The deed of land for the meeting house known as Wanner's was dated October 15, 1837. Early preachers were David Sherk, who had been ordained by Benjamin Eby in July 1837, Jacob Bretz, Jr., and Joseph Hagey.
      Joseph Hagey was ordained bishop in 1851. During his time divisions occurred in the church by a surge of enthusiasm for a Methodist form of revivalism. Solomon Eby of Port Elgin, who announced his own conversion in December 1869, was leader of a group which believed that members could be converted through participation in revival meetings. John Baer of Wanner's became associated with Solomon Eby, and was compelled to leave the church in the spring of 1874, as were Eby and his other followers. The new church movement resulted in organization conferences which culminated in the conference on March 23, 1875 at Bloomingdale where New Mennonites and Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together as United Mennonites. The United Mennonites favored revival meetings, Sunday Schools and prayer meetings, and were opposed to the use of alcohol and tobacco.
      The date of construction of the meeting house which replaced the one built in 1837 is somewhat in doubt. It is possible that a new building was erected in the early 1870s; it is also possible that the 1837 building only underwent extensive renovations at that time. There is no doubt, however, that a new brown brick church was built in 1938. An education wing was added in 1969.
      The earliest Mennonite Sunday School in North America was begun in 1842 and was held jointly by the Wanner and Hagey Meeting Houses. It was discontinued after a short time because of a division of opinion within the congregations. An attempt was made later, in the mid-1860s, to begin another Sunday School, but this, too, did not last long. Many years later, on June 10, 1896, a meeting was held to organize a Sunday School. Anson Groh was appointed superintendent..


      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900
      By Rosemary Ambrose

  • 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..., 557.

    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..., 118.

    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..., 665.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth

    5. [S507] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - First United Presbyterian.
      Henry Warner, married Ann Fortney, Both of Waterloo. 29 Sept. 1840, Dumfries. Witnesses Sainuel Seegrist and Joseph Fortney