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

John S. Wismer[1]

Male 1859 - 1934  (74 years)


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  • Name John S. Wismer 
    Born 29 Apr 1859  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Laborer, Iron Foundry 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00133-8243 
    Died 11 Feb 1934  [4, 8
    Buried Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I14724  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father John C. Wismer,   b. 11 Aug 1835, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1930  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Nancy Snyder,   b. 28 Nov 1836, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1927  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1856  [2, 9
    Family ID F3984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Gehman,   b. 15 Jan 1865, Dumfries Station, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1943  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 12 May 1885  [2, 8, 10
    Children 
     1. Naomi Wismer,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Esther Wismer,   b. 22 Apr 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1947  (Age 58 years)
     3. Samuel Gehman "Sam" Wismer,   b. 3 Nov 1892, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1991, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     4. Nancy C. Wismer,   b. 26 Sep 1894, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Adah Angeline Wismer,   b. 8 Apr 1901, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F3987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Wismer, "was born April 29th, 1859. He was married, May 12th, 1885, to Susannah Gehman."


      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.-John S. Wismer was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., April 29, 1859; died Feb. 11, 1934; aged 74 y. 10 m. 12 d. He was married on May 12, 1885, to Susanna Gehman who survives, along with 1 son (Samuel of Waterloo), 3 daughters (Esther-Mrs. Menno Shantz of Ayr, Nancy-Mrs. Onar Geis of Brighton, Mich., Adah-Mrs. Edward Bristol of Waterloo), 23 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 2 brothers (David and Henry), 2 sisters (Leah-Mrs. John Naismith and Nancy-Mrs. Noah Shiry). Bro. Wismer accepted the Lord in his early years and was a faithful worshiper of God in the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at funeral chapel by Noah Hunsberger. Text, Psa. 91. At the church the services were conducted by J. B. Martin (Text, Jno. 3: 16) and Jonas Snider (Jno. 14: 1-3).2a


      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVI, No. 48 - March 1, 1934, page 1022, 1023

  • 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..., 671.

    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..., 668.

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-1 Page 16.

    4. [S155] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Erb Street Mennonite CC#4512 Internet Link.
      Wismer / John S. Wismer / 1859-1934 / his wife / Susannah Gehmabn / 1865-1943 / at rest

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 4.

    6. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 7 Page 8.

    7. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 9 Page 65.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of John S. Wismer - March 1, 1934, page 1022, 1023.

    9. [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..., 307.

    10. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Susannah Wismer - September 23, 1943 - pp. 543. 544.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Apr 1859 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, Iron Foundry - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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