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

Elizabeth Bechtel[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1792 - 1885  (92 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Bechtel 
    Born 8 Aug 1792  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Name Elizabeth Clemens 
    Name Elizabeth Histand 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0819 
    Died 21 Jul 1885  Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I15363  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father George Bechtel,   b. 19 Feb 1746, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1828, Near Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Morris,   b. 5 May 1752, Of, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F4132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 David Histand,   b. 5 Nov 1789, Upper Providence, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1833, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1818  [5
    Children 
     1. George Histand,   b. 1 Nov 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1901, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Eliza Histand,   b. 1822, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Histand,   b. 13 Sep 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1896  (Age 73 years)
     4. John Histand,   b. 2 Jan 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1879  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 George Clemens,   b. 17 Jul 1777, Pikeland Twp., Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1844  [3, 5
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F4143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Bechtel "the sixth daughter of the same family, was born August 8th, 1792. She was nine years of age when she came to Canada with her parents. On March 10th, 1818, she was married to David, son of David Histand. He was born November 5th, 1789, and died January 6th, 1833. They resided on a farm near Speedsville. Their farm adjoined that of the late Isaac Clemens, M.P.P. Here he died, leaving a family of three children, namely: Vi George, VI Elize, and VI John. See David Histand's family. After the decease of Mr. Histand the widow was married (October 27th, 1844) to George Clemens* who was born July 16th, 1777, and died August 10th, 1863. She died July 21st, 1885."


      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.].


      She came with her parents to Waterloo County in the year 1800 from Pennasylvania, where she has lived ever since and she was one of the first Pennasylvanian settlers.


      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..., 795.

    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..., 526.

    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..., 413.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 30 Jul 1885.
      21 July 1885 Elisabeth Clemens, nee Bechtel, widow of George Clemens and mother of George Histand, died in Kossuth, Waterloo Township, at age of 92 years, 11 months and 13 days. She came with her parents to Waterloo County in the year 1800 from Pennasylvania, where she has lived ever since and she was one of the first Pennasylvanian settlers

    5. [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..., 225.

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

    7. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [stone broken & eroded] Elizabeth Becht(al)/ (wife of/ David Histand ?)

    8. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 4 Page 28.

    9. [S2746] aaaaWaterloo Township 1871, Sect. 1 Page 40.

    10. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Aug 1792 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jul 1885 - Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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