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

Esther D. "Hettie" Biehn[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1842 - 1937  (95 years)


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  • Name Esther D. "Hettie" Biehn 
    Born 8 Feb 1842  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117804274 
    Name Esther Bean 
    Name Esther D. "Hettie" Hunsperger 
    Name Hettie Bean 
    Residence 1860  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    O M 
    Eby ID Number 00008-1029.4 
    Died 22 Mar 1937  Westcott, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried Didsbury Cemetery, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I15613  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Father Moses Biehn,   b. 24 Jul 1809, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Margaretha Barbara "Margaret" Detweiler,   b. 28 Oct 1814, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Family ID F5489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin H. "Ben" Hunsperger,   b. 16 Dec 1839, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1927, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1860  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 10
    Children 
     1. Isaac Biehn Hunsperger,   d. INFANCY
     2. Lovina Hunsperger,   b. 26 Sep 1861, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1940, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Lucinda Hunsberger,   b. 16 Jan 1863, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1948, Marion, Marion, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Wesley Biehn Honsberger,   b. 16 Feb 1865, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1887  (Age 22 years)
     5. Ella Amanda "Amanda" Hunsperger,   b. 5 Mar 1867, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1962, Chilliwack, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     6. Ervin B. Honsberger,   b. 28 Jul 1870, Greenwood Center, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1948, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Owen Honsberger,   b. 15 Oct 1870, Greenwood Center, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Phoebe Honsberger,   b. 17 May 1875, Greenwood Center, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1967  (Age 92 years)
     9. Rosa Honsberger,   b. Abt 1883, , Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2024 
    Family ID F809  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Esther Detweiler 'Hettie' Biehn Hunsperger -
    Esther Detweiler "Hettie" Biehn Hunsperger -
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  • Notes 
    • Mrs. Ben Hunsperger

      The oldest resident of the Didsbury district passed away on Monday, March 22nd, when Mrs. Ben Hunsperger died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Murphy at Westcott. She was past 95 years of age having celebrated her 95th birthday February 8th last.

      Esther Biehn Hunsperger was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, on February 8th, 1842. She was married to Benjamin Husperger on July 29th, 1860, at Willmot Centre, Ontario. She came to Didsbury with her family in 1900 who were among the early pioneers of this district.

      Nine children were born to the union, seven of which remain to mourn the loss of their mother: Mrs. Lavina Levagood, Mrs. Lucinda Dockstader, Mrs. T. A. Murphy and Mrs. Rose Weber, all of Didsbury; Mrs. W. M. White, of Chilliwack, B.C.; Erwin of Corvallis, Oregon; and Owen of Osawatomic, Kansas. Besides her sons and daughters, Grandma Hunsperger leaves 24 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Also a brother, Owen of Kitchener, Ontario, and Niece, Mrs. J. E. Liesemer, of Didsbury.

      Didsbury Pioneer, March 25, 1937, page 1

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      "Mrs. Esther Honsberger, widow of the late Benjamin Honsberger, died at her home in Didsbury, Alberta March 22, in her 96th year, it is learned. Mrs. Honsberger, nee Esther Bean, was born in Waterloo county at Rosebank, Huron Road. She was daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. Bean.

      Surviving are her family, also one brother, Owen Bean, of this city."

      "Mrs. Esther Honsberger, widow of the late Benjamin Honsberger, died at her home in Didsbury, Alberta March 22, in her 96th year, it is learned. Mrs. Honsberger, nee Esther Bean, was born in Waterloo county at Rosebank, Huron Road. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. Bean.

      Surviving are her family, also one brother, Owen Bean, of this city."

  • 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..., 812.

    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..., 262.

    3. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    4. [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..., 506.

    5. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Benjamin Hunschberger aged 21 res. Wilmot Twp. born Wilmot Twp. son of William Hunschberger and Fanny Hallman to Esther Bean aged 17 res Wilmot Twp. born Wilmot Twp. daughter of Moses Bean and Mary M. Dettweiler. married 29 Jul 1860.

    6. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 1.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Benjamin Hunchberger Birth Place: Wilmot Township Residence: Wilmot Township Age: 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839 Father Name: William Mother Name: Fanny Hallman Spouse Name: Esther Bean Spouse's Age: 17 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843 Spouse Birth Place: Wilmot Township Spouse residence: Wilmot Township Spouse Father Name: Morris Spouse Mother Name: Marg Dettweriler Marriage Date: 29 Jul 1860 Marriage County: Waterloo

    8. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 6 Page 35.

    9. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117804274/esther-detweiler-hunsperger.

    10. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Aug 1860.
      29 Jul 1860 By Rev. Bindemann, Benjamin Hunschberger was married to Esther Bean, both of Wilmot.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Feb 1842 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jul 1860 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - O M - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Mar 1937 - Westcott, Alberta Link to Google Earth
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