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

Maria Bretz[1, 2, 3]

Female 1829 - 1899  (70 years)


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  • Name Maria Bretz 
    Born 5 Feb 1829  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    Name Maria Betzner 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00015-1204 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Maria Bretz 
    Died 16 Apr 1899  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 12
    Cause: grip and old age 
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 12
    Person ID I16226  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Bretz,   b. Abt 1800, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Reist,   b. 12 Feb 1803, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1876  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jacob B. Betzner,   b. 5 Sep 1818, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1915, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1851  [4, 11
    Children 
     1. Magdalena "Mattie" Betzner,   b. 5 Jul 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1931, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Aaron Betzner,   b. 13 Dec 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1938, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Moses B. Betzner,   b. 21 Jul 1855, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1936, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Samuel Betzner,   b. 22 Dec 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Susannah Betzner,   b. 8 Jun 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 87 years)
     6. Lydia Ann Betzner,   b. 24 Dec 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1893, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Feb 1829 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 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 - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: grip and old age - 16 Apr 1899 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Maria Bretz, "daughter of John and Elizabeth (Reist) Bretz, was born February 5th, 1829. She is married to Jacob B. Betzner and resides in Breslau, Ontario. Their family consists of six children"


      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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      Mrs. Jacob Betzner Dead

      Mrs. Jacob Betzner, wife of Mr. Betzner, sr, grain dealer of Breslau, died yesterday at an advanced age, after an attack of grip, a relapse of which proved fatal. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon, from the residence to the Breslau cemetery.


      Obituary - News Record, April 17, 1899

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      Betzner - On the 16th of Feb. 1899, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister Maria Betzner, wife of Bro. Jacob Betzner of Breslau, aged 70 years, 2 months and 11 days. She was buried at the Cressman Mennonite meeting house. Services were conducted by Bish. Jonas Snyder in German and Pre. Isaac Wambold in English. Her remains were followed to the grave by a large congregation who wished to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed sister who bore her sickness in patience, and left a bright evidence for the future world, so they that were left to mourn her loss need not mourn as those without hope. Peace be to her ashes. May God comfort the bereft ones3a

      3aObituary - The Herald of Truth, July 15, 1899

  • 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..., 300.

    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..., 499.

    3. [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..., 170.

    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..., 248.

    5. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, July 15, 1899.
      Obituary of Maria Bretz

    6. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Gone / but not / forgotten / In memory of / Maria Bretz / wife of / Jacob Betzner / died April 16,1899 / aged 70 years / 2 mos.& 11 dys / A precious one from us has gone / A voice we loved is stilled / A place is vacant in our home / Which never can be filled

    7. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div 1 pg 15.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 79.

    9. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 38.

    10. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 6 Page 42.

    11. [S2573] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 2 Page 16.

    12. [S375] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin News Record (title Berlin Daily Record, Berlin News Record) (1893- 1919), April 17, 1899.
      Obituary of Maria Bretz.