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

Isaac Erb Wismer[1, 2]

Male 1847 - 1923  (75 years)


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  • Name Isaac Erb Wismer 
    Born 15 Sep 1847  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    -- 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Laborer 
    Religion 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Laborer, General 
    Religion 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00133-8178 
    Died 24 Apr 1923  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 13
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I14503  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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  [2, 14, 15
    Family ID F3277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Snider,   b. 7 Oct 1849, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1869  [3
    Children 
     1. Sarah Jane "Jane" Wismer,   b. 1 Jul 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 76 years)
     2. Alvin Edgar Wismer,   b. 3 Jan 1874, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Estella Florence Wismer,   b. 30 Nov 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1880, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     4. Ida May Wismer,   b. 16 May 1882, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Arthur Alexander Wismer,   b. 1 Apr 1884, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Clarence Leslie Wismer,   b. 12 May 1887, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Sep 1847 - New Hamburg, 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 - -- - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, General - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Apr 1923 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Isaac E. Wismer, "was born September 15th, 1847. On March 7th, 1869, he was married to Susannah, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Snider. She was born at Bloomingdale, October 7th, 1849. They reside in Elmira. Their family consists 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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      WELL-KNOWN MAN CALLED BY DEATH
      MR. ISAAC WISMER PASSES AWAY AT RIPE OLD AGE -
      RESULT OF STROKE

      A prominent figure in the life of Elmira was removed from the scene Tuesday night when Mr. Isaac Wismer passed away as the result of a stroke sustained on Friday last when with his usual energy, despite his seventy-five years, he was sweeping the cellar at his home on Park street. Mrs. Wismer, who was upstairs heard him call, and on running to his assistance found him helpless below. She assisted him upstairs but shortly afterwards he lapsed into unconsciousness, from which he never recovered until his death, which was due not only to the stroke but to a pneumonia complication which also set in.

      The late Mr. Wismer was born at New Hamburg but moved with his family to Bloomingdale while still a young boy, his school days being spent at the latter village. He married Miss Susan Snider of Bloomingdale, and shortly afterwards moved to Floradale. About thirty years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Wismer moved to Elmira, where Mr. Wismer took an active interest in affairs, his activity in recent years in driving the cattle through the streets of the town for the drovers whose shipping work he attended to being always conspicuous. His white beard, cheery smile, and top boots always identified him as one of the picturesque figures of the pioneer age which has slipped away. He celebrated the fifty-fourth year of his marriage on the seventh of March last.

      Besides his widow, he leaves two daughters and three sons as follows: Mrs. James Mann (Jane) of Kitchener, Mrs. Burnham Fisher (Ida) of Petersburg, Mr. Edgar Wismer of Buhl, Idaho, Mr. Arthur A. Wismer of Edmonton, Alberta, and Mr. Leslie Wismer of Edmonton, Alberta.

      There survive also two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Moyer, of Kitchener, and Mrs. Croft of Michigan, and one brother Daniel Wismer of Kitchener. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon, with services at the house and at the Evangelical church, interment being made in the Elmira Union Cemetery.



      Elmira Signet 26 Apr 1923

  • 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..., 339.

    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..., 655.

    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..., 658.

    4. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 7.

    5. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Wismer / Isaac E. Wismer / 1847 - 1923 / His Wife / Susannah Snider / 1849 - 1923 / Estella Florence / 1877 - 1880 / at Rest.

    6. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira B. pg 7.

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

    8. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 65.

    9. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 56.

    10. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 49 Pg. 11.

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

    12. [S2057] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1891, Pg. 12.

    13. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Isaac Wismer - 26 Apr 1923.

    14. [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.

    15. [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.