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

Henry Wismer, Sr.[1, 2]

Male 1794 - 1876  (82 years)


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  • Name Henry Wismer 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 10 Mar 1794  , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Old Survey Lot 10, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00133-8157, 8163 
    Died 11 Jun 1876  [3, 4
    Person ID I14481  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 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 Mary Cressman,   b. 17 Aug 1792, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1872, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Jan 1815  [4, 7
    Children 
     1. Barbara Wismer,   b. 25 Oct 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1889, , Clinton Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Abraham Wismer,   b. 2 Sep 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1823  (Age 5 years)
     3. Rev. Daniel Wismer,   b. 29 Jul 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1909, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Jacob Wismer,   b. 9 Jan 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1823  (Age 1 years)
     5. Elizabeth Wismer,   b. 28 Mar 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1909  (Age 85 years)
     6. Esther Wismer,   b. 1 Jun 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1881, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     7. Mary Wismer,   b. 12 Jun 1831, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1909  (Age 78 years)
     8. Rev. Henry C. Wismer,   b. 21 Aug 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1885, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F70  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1794 - , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1861 - 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 MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Henry Wismer, "was born March 10th, 1794, and died June 11th, 1876. He was married to Mary Cressman. The sixth child of Joseph and Barbara Wismer, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, March 10th, 1794, and came to Canada in 1815. He was married to Mary, daughter of Daniel and Esther (Bechtel) Cressman. She was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, August 17th, 1792, and came to Canada with her parents in 1806. In January, 1816 (a few weeks after their marriage), they moved on their farm three miles south-east of Berlin. This farm is still known as the old 'Wismer Farm' and is at present owned by John Kercher. Here they resided until their deaths. She died July 12th, 1872, and he died June 11, 1876. They had a family of eight 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.].

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 277.

    2. [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..., 320.

    3. [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.

    4. [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..., 504.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 21.
      Henry WISMER Farmer Birthplace: USA Age 58 Mennonite
      Mary WISMER Birthplace: USA Age 60 Mennonite
      Mary WISMER Birthplace: Canada Age 20 Mennonite
      Henry C. WISMER Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 18 Mennonite
      William COLE Dom. Servant Birthplace: Canada Age 14
      Minnie BLASE Dom. Servant Birthplace: Germany Age 14
      Abraham BEAVE Birthplace: Canada Age 5

    6. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 48.

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

    8. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 61.

    9. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.