Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Rev. Daniel Wismer

Rev. Daniel Wismer[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1820 - 1909  (88 years)

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  • Name Daniel Wismer 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 29 Jul 1820  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1889  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Minister of the Gospel 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Minister 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00133-8166 
    Died 4 May 1909  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I14491  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Henry Wismer, Sr.,   b. 10 Mar 1794, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1876  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother 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  [3, 13
    Family ID F70  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Erb,   b. 4 Apr 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1885, , Marion Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1843  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 14
    Children 
     1. Noah E. Wismer,   b. 29 Dec 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1867  (Age 22 years)
     2. Moses E. Wismer,   b. 9 Apr 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1921, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Isaac Erb Wismer,   b. 15 Sep 1847, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1923, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Esther Wismer,   b. 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Anna Esther "Esther" Wismer,   b. 19 Apr 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 78 years)
     6. Henry Wismer,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Henry E. Wismer,   b. 18 Feb 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1887, , Marion Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     8. Lydia Wismer,   b. 14 Jul 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1926  (Age 73 years)
     9. Daniel E. Wismer,   b. 31 Jan 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1934, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lydia Musselman,   b. 22 Jun 1838, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1918, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1889  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 11
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jul 1820 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1843 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 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 - Farmer - 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
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister of the Gospel - 1889 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Sep 1889 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 1909 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Daniel Wismer
    Daniel Wismer
    image from Mennonite Archives of Ontario

  • Notes 
    • Daniel Wismer, "was born in Waterloo County, July 29th, 1820. In 1843 he was married to Sallie, daughter of Peter and Susannah (Bomberger) Erb. She was born near Bridgeport, Waterloo County, Ontario, April 4th, 1823, and died in Marion County, Kansas, October 17th, 1885. After the decease of his wife he returned to Canada where he has since married Lydia Musselman, widow of the late Samuel Brubacher. They reside in the town of Berlin. Some thirty years ago he was ordained minister of the Mennonite body and while in Kansas he was ordained bishop. His family consisted of seven 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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      Wismer. - Bishop Daniel Wismer died at his home in Berlin, Ont., May 4, 1909 of old age. He was born in Waterloo county July 29, 1820. In 1843 he was married to Sallie Erb with whom he lived in holy matrimony 41 y. 6 m. 26 d. This union was blessed with five sons and two daughters of whom three sons and two daughters survive him. Bro. Wismer was ordained to the ministry Aug. 1, 1860, some time after this he moved to Marion county, Kans. On April 9, 1887 he was ordained to the office of Bishop. After the decease of his wife he returned again to Canada where he married Lydia Musselman, widow of the late Sam. Brubaker, with whom he lived in holy matrimony nearly twenty years. Bro. Wismer was an earnest preacher of the Gospel for 48 years. Six weeks before he died he preached his last public sermon. During the last few weeks of his life he appeared to be much concerned for the welfare of the Church. His mind was almost constantly upon the Word of God. While lying in bed in a semi-conscious condition he would preach for several hours at a time. His funeral took place on Thursday, May 6. It was very largely attended, the church being crowded to the doors and many still outside. Services at the house were conducted by Samuel S. Bowman and at the church by Bish. Jonas Snider in German, Text, Phil. 1: 21: "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Bro. Noah Stauffer in English, from Rev. 21: 1.The loss sustained by the church and community through the death of Bro. Wismer is his eternal gain. May God comfort and bless the bereaved widow and sorrowing friends.
      M. C. C.


      Gospel Herald - Vol. II, No. 9 - May 27, 1909, page 142, 143

  • 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..., 655.

    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..., 105.

    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..., 504.

    4. [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..., 124.

    5. [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..., 657.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012137-89.
      Daniel WISMER, 69, minister of the gospel, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, widower, s/o Henry WISMER & Maria CRESSMANN married Lydia BRUBAKER, 51, Woolwich Twp, Berlin, widow, d/o David MUSSELMAN & Esther MARTIN, witn G.H. CLEMENS & Moses BRUBAKER both of W. Twp, 8 September 1889, no location given.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 25.
      Daniel WISSMER Farmer Canada 32 Mennonite
      Sally WISSMER wife Canada F. 29 Mennonite
      Noah WISSMER son Canada F. 8 Mennonite
      Moses WISSMER son Canada F. 6 Mennonite
      Isaac WISSMER son Canada F. 5 Mennonite
      Esther WISSMER daughter Canada F. 3 Mennonite
      Henry WISSMER son Canada F. 1 Mennonite

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, May 27, 1909 - Obituary of Daniel Wismer.

    9. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 9 Page 72.

    10. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 7.

    11. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 23.

    12. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 25.

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

    14. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Bindemann, Frederick Rev. - Minister of the German Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Church at Greenbush #32.
      Daniel Wissmer, Farmer, to Sally Erb, both of Waterloo. Wit. Peter Erb, J'r, Farmer and Daniel Burkholder, Farmer, both of Waterloo.