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

Simon Moyer[1]

Male 1866 - 1892  (26 years)


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  • Name Simon Moyer 
    Born 20 Feb 1866  Near Beamsville, Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00081-4878 
    Died 9 Aug 1892  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Cause: lightning 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15045  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Jonas Moyer,   b. 17 Oct 1826, , Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Esther Moyer,   b. 16 Mar 1833, , Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1881, Near Freeport, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1856  [5
    Family ID F4051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydian B. Snyder,   b. 3 May 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Elva M. Moyer,   b. CALC 12 Mar 1891,   d. 13 May 1891  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Simon Moyer, "was born February 20th, 1866. He was married to Lydia Ann Snyder. They resided near Freeport, Ontario, where he was engaged in farming. On August 9th 1892, he was killed by lightning. His family consisted of one child named Elva (dead)."


      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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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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      A SAD SCENE

      On Tuesday evening the 9th of August about 7 o'clock Bro. Allen Eby, son of Eld. Amos Eby, and Bro. Simon Moyer, son of Jonas Moyer, both living near Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ontario, were killed by lightning while standing under a tree. They had gone out into the field to plow after supper, and after having plowed a few rounds, they saw a shower coming and they sought shelter under a tree in the adjoining field where the lightning struck them and instantly killed both. Their wives, after hearing the severe stroke, went out to see if it had struck the barn, and while thus looking they saw the horses running in the field, and not seeing the men they went in search for them, and found them lying under the burning tree. What a shock must this have been, to find their dear husbands lifeless before them. They lald them to one side and went after help.

      Simon Moyer's age was 26 years, 5 months and 20 days. He leaves a widow to mourn her loss. They were buried side by side in the Eby Cemetery, Berlin, on the 11th of August. This was the saddest funeral we ever witnessed. The entire community was stirred, and all seemed to deply sympathize with these two young widows and breaved friends. It is estimated that over 1,500 people were present at the burial. The services were conducted by Eld. H. Goudie at the house, and H. S. Hallman and Eld. Yaeger at the church. What a blessed thing it is to be ready. Then let death come by lightning or any other way, and it will be all right. - Gospel Banner


      Herald of Truth , Vol. XXIX, No. 17, September 1, 1892 - page 268. 269, 270

  • 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..., 340.

    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..., 114.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, September 1, 1892 - Obituary of Simon Moyer.

    4. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 36.

    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..., 113.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: lightning - 9 Aug 1892 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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