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

William Mayer

Male 1917 - 1985  (68 years)


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  • Name William Mayer 
    Born 15 May 1917  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Church Membership Steinmann Mennonite Church, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-156476 
    Died 23 Oct 1985  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: heart attack 
    Buried Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I156476  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Moses Mayer,   b. 25 May 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1952, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Rachael Lichti,   b. 21 Dec 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1971, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1901  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F20116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Gingerich,   b. 1918, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 2009, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1945  [2
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F44651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mayer.- William, son of Moses and Rachel (Lichti) Mayer, was born at St. Agatha, Ont., May 15, 1917; died of a heart attack at Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 23, 1985; aged 68 y. On Feb. 27, 1945, he was married to Ruth Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Don and Joe), one daughter (Sharon Mayer), 2 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Elmina-Mrs. Gerry Wismer, Adeline-Mrs. Simon Gingerich, and Viola-Mrs. Bill Gingerich), and one brother (Clarence). He was a member of Steinmann Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 26, in charge of Fred Lichti and Elmer Schwartzentruber; interment in Steinmann Church Cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume 78, Number 74 - November 19, 1985, page 818

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      MAYER, William (Bill) -- Suddenly, on Wednesday, Oct 23, 1985, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Bill Mayer, of RR 1, New Hamburg, age 68 years. He was born in St. Agatha, son of the late Moses Mayer and the former Rachael Lichti. He was a member of the Steinman Mennonite Church, RR 2 Baden. Bill enjoyed children and was father to 52 foster boys over a 14 year period. Beloved husband of Ruth Gingerich, whom he married February 27, 1945. Lovingly remembered by his children, Don of RR 1, New Hamburg, Joe and his wife Barbara of RR 2, New Hamburg and Sharon of Waterloo. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Jeff and Andrea. Dear brother of Clarence, Mrs. Adeline Gingerich, both of Lowville, N.Y., Mrs. Elmina Wismer of New Hamburg, Viola (Mrs. Bill Gingerich) of Kitchener. He was predeceased by four brothers, Elmer, Allan, Edgar, and Aaron. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. this evening, until Saturday at noon, when transfer will be made to Steinman Mennonite Church, for service at 2: 30 o'clock, with Rev. Fred Lichti officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.

      The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Oct 1985

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of William Mayer - November 19, 1985, page 818.

    2. [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), obituary of William (Bill) Mayer - 24 Oct 1985.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Rachel Mayer - August 3, 1971.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1917 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Membership - - Steinmann Mennonite Church, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart attack - 23 Oct 1985 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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