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

Esther Wismer[1]

Female 1790 - 1881  (91 years)


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  • Name Esther Wismer 
    Born 12 Jan 1790  , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Name Esther Cressman 
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Was visiting her daughter Barbara at the time of the census.
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00133-8155 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone Image 
    Died 2 Sep 1881  Near New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 8
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I14478  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Joseph Wismer,   b. 23 Jul 1753, Near Hilltown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1820, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Barbara Wismer,   b. 9 Mar 1766, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1861  (Age 94 years) 
    Family ID F3929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Cressman,   b. 15 May 1795, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1818  [3
    Children 
     1. Samuel S. Cressman,   b. 30 Mar 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Joseph Cressman,   b. 4 Aug 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1888, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Anna Cressman,   b. 18 Nov 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1908  (Age 87 years)
     4. John Cressman,   b. 23 Dec 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1845, Near, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. Barbara Cressman,   b. 8 Jul 1823, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1896, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Henry Cressman,   b. 27 Feb 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1906, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F3935  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Esther Wismer, "was born January 12th, 1790, and died September 2nd, 1881. She was married to John Cressman. The fourth daughter of Joseph and Barbara Wismer, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, January 12th, 1790. In 1818 she came to Canada and settled in Waterloo County. On October 3rd, 1818, she was married to John, son of John and Anna (Showalter)Cressman. He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, May 15th, 1795, came to Canada with his parents in 1808 and settled in Waterloo County, a little below Freeport. After their marriage they moved on the farm now possessed by the heirs of the late Jacob Zeller, about one mile south of Breslau. Here they resided until his death which took place June 30th, 1840. After his decease she continued farming until her youngest son, Henry, had attained the age of manhood, then the farm was sold and the mother made her home with her daughter, Barbara, who was married to Samuel Cressman, where she died September 2nd, 1881. Their family consisted of five 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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      CRESSMAN - Sept. 2nd, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister Esther Cressman, widow, at the advanced age of 91 years, 7 months and 20 days. During the last nine months she suffered greatly from a fall. Buried the 5th at Cressman's.


      Herald of Truth - Volume XVIII, Number 10 - October 1881, Page 173, 174, 179, 180

  • 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..., 392.

    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..., 655.

    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..., 477.

    4. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Hier ruhet / Esther / geb.Wismer / Ehefrau von / Johannes Cressman / geb. 12 Jan.1790 / gest.2 Sept.1881 / Alt.91 Jah.7 Mo.21 Tage / [verse]

    5. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 6.

    6. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 1 Page 22.

    7. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 1 Page 1.

    8. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, October 1881 - Death notice of Esther Cressman.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1790 - , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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