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

Rev. Isaac Albert Wambold[1]

Male 1862 - 1954  (91 years)


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  • Name Isaac Albert Wambold 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 6 Nov 1862  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00126-7641.16 
    Died 13 Feb 1954  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Wideman Mennonite Cemetery, Markham, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14425  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Abraham Wambold,   b. 5 Nov 1810, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1896, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Hannah S. Wanner,   b. 31 May 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F3912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emma M. Hershey,   b. 20 Oct 1861,   d. 7 Sep 1890, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 1886  [3
    Children 
     1. Herbert Newton "Herbie" Wambold,   b. 24 Mar 1889,   d. 22 Mar 1890, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Elizabeth Fretz,   b. 3 May 1869, Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1945  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1896  [3, 6
    Children 
     1. Ruth Wambold,   b. 29 Dec 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1985  (Age 87 years)
     2. Leslie Roy Wambold,   b. 19 Aug 1899, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1949, Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F189075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Nov 1862 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 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 - 13 Feb 1954 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Rev. Isaac Albert Wambold
    Rev. Isaac Albert Wambold

  • Notes 
    • Rev. Isaac Wamboldt, "was married to Emma M. Hershey. She died some time ago. Several years ago he was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite body. At present he has his home with Mr. Absalom C. Snyder, near Breslau."


      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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      Breslau (Cressman) Mennonite Church

      Services were begun in Breslau in 1815. In 1834, Benjamin Eby's log meeting house, which had been built in Berlin in 1813, was moved to Breslau to the Cressman farm. Preaching services which were held every four weeks began in the reconstructed meeting house in 1837. A new brick church was built in 1856, at which time the old log meeting house was moved to Frederick Schaefer's brickyard. The old building may have been used for storage or an office until approximately 1880 when it was clad with white "Breslau Brick" from the brickyard, and used as a home by Frederick Schaefer and his family. The address of the house is reported to have been 18 Woolwich Street; it was still standing in 1985, according to Alder 1985, with the original log walls possibly preserved within the brick ones.

      A summer Sunday School was begun in June of 1872. It was held in the Breslau schoolhouse until 1877 when it was moved to the church. Sunday School continued on in the summers only until 1889 when Sunday School classes began to be held all year.

      The 1856 white brick church was taken down in March 1908, and was replaced with a new white brick church. In 1968 the name of the church was changed from Cressman Mennonite Church to Breslau Mennonite Church. Major renovations were made to the church in the same year. It is of interest to know that land amounting to approximately three acres was deeded to the congregation by Christian C. Snyder in three parcels, in 1837, 1859, and 1870.

      Joseph Hagey, the first minister at Cressman's, was ordained on February 10, 1839. He was ordained bishop in 1851. Ministers who followed him in serving the church at Breslau were Jacob Woolner Sr., Elias Weber, Isaac A. Wambold, Jacob S. Woolner, and Oscar Burkholder. Services were held every four weeks from 1837-1867, and bi-weekly from 1867-1894 when weekly services were begun

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

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      Wambold, Isaac Albert, son of the late Abram and Hannah (Wanner) Wambold, was born near Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 6, 1862; died in the East General Hospital, Toronto, Ont., Feb. 15, 1954; aged 91 y. 3 m. 9 d. His boyhood was spent in Huron Co., Ont. At the age of 21 he came to Breslau, Ont., where he renewed his covenant with the Lord. In 1886 he married Emma Hershey, who died in 1890. In this same year he was ordained to the ministry in the Breslau congregation where he faithfully served for 22 years. In 1912 he resigned from his pastoral charge because of voice difficulties and moved to Markham, Ont. He married Mary Elizabeth Fretz in 1896. She preceded him eight years ago. Surviving are one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Samuel Brownsberger, Toronto, with whom he lived prior to his departure) and 5 grandchildren. One son (Leslie) died in 1949. The funeral was held at the Wideman Church, Markahm, Ont., Feb. 18, and burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. Services were conducted by Elmer Burkholder, Aaron D. Grove, and Oscar Burkholder, who followed Bro. Wambold in the pastorate at Breslau. Bro. Wambold's testimony was "My only refuge is the cross and my only plea is the blood of Christ." Thus passed to his eternal rest the oldest minister in the Ontario Conference.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 11 - March 16, 1954 page 261, 262

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      Isaac A. Wambold

      Isaac A. Wambold, former pastor of Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, who died in Toronto, Monday, was born Nov. 6, 1862, north of Waterloo near the Bearinger School. His father, Abraham, came from Pennsylvania and his mother from near Hespeler. Mr, Wambold was a twin, whose mate died in infancy. His parents moved to Hay in Huron County, where he attended public school. In 1886 he married Emma Hershey of Pennsylvania. A child born of this marriagedied in infancy. His first wife died in 1890. Mr. Wambold was ordained into the ministry at Breslau on Nov. 28, 1890 and was assistant to Bishop Elias Weber.He resigned his pastorate in 1912 due to voice difficulties and moved to Markham. In 1896 he married Mary Elizabeth Fretz of Markham. She predeceased him eight years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Samuel (Ruth) Brownaberger of Toronto and five grandchildren. One son, Leslie of Markham, died in 1949. Mr. Wambold was the last surviving member of his father's family of ten grown-ups. The body is at the Dixon funeral chapel, Markham, until Thursday noon. The funeral will be held in Wideman's Mennonite Church, Markham, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Oscar Burkholder, Breslau, will conduct the service.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Feb 1954 pg 5

  • 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..., 562.

    2. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Township Div. 5 Page 11.

    3. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Isaac Wambold - 15 Feb 1954 pg 5.

    4. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. Benjamin Eby, Mennonist Society.
      Abraham WAMBOLD, to Hannah WANNER, both of Waterloo Twp. 3 Nov. 1840. Rev. EBY. Wit. Tobias WANNER and Henry OBERHOLZER.

    5. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 6 Nov 1840:22.
      Benjamin Eby, teacher, m. Abraham Wambold, New Hope, to Hanna Wanner, daughter of Tobias Wanner of Waterloo Tp. 3 Nov 1840

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Fretz Wambold - November 30, 1945 page 670, 671.