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

John R. Heer

Male 1883 - 1938  (55 years)


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  • Name John R. Heer 
    Born 7 Jan 1883  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farm Laborer 
    Religion 1911  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-167283 
    Died 20 Apr 1938  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Cause: stroke 
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I167283  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Jacob Heer,   b. 20 May 1853, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Catherine Ringler,   b. 31 Dec 1853, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Feb 1877  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F14142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Westfall,   b. 15 Nov 1882, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960  (Age 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Heer
     2. Eleanor Heer
     3. Agnes Heer,   b. 24 Sep 1905, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1984, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Seleda Heer,   b. 30 Jul 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1972  (Age 64 years)
     5. Albert William Heer,   b. 1 Aug 1909, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1986, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. John Simon "Simon" Heer,   b. 15 Jan 1914,   d. 10 Jul 1980, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     7. Moses Heer,   b. 1919,   d. 6 Nov 1970, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F165461  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jan 1883 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farm Laborer - 1911 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: stroke - 20 Apr 1938 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., 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 
    • Heer - John R. Heer was born at Petersburg, Ont., Jan. 7, 1883; died at his home in Breslau on April 20, 1938; aged 55 y. 3 m. 13 d. He had been in poor health during the past winter, suffered a stroke on Tuesday afternoon, April 19, and passed on soon after midnight to be with the Lord. There remains to mourn his sudden departure his wife, 4 sons (Albert of St. Jacobs, Ont.; Simon of Petersburg, Ont.; Jacob and Moses at home), 3 daughters (Agnes of St. Jacobs; Seleda - Mrs. Otto Orth, and Nora, at home), 1 son and 1 daughter having preceded him. He also leaves 3 brothers (William and Simon of Kitchener, Ont., and Albert of Waterloo, Ont.), 5 sisters (Mrs. William Rupert, Codette, Sask.; Mrs. Fred Raney, Cookstown, Ont.; Mrs. Moses Reist, Ariss, Ont.; Mrs. Amos Brubacher, West Montrose, Ont.; Mrs. Noah Knarr, Waterloo, Ont.), and 3 grandchildren. He accepted Christ quite a number of years ago and died in the blessed hope that is so precious to every believer. The funeral was held April 22 from his home to the Cressman Mennonite Church. The ministers were Jonas Snider and Oscar Burkholder. Texts: John 11: 28 and Psa. 8: 4.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXI, No. 5 - May 5, 1938, Page 110, 111

  • Sources 
    1. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 14 page 6.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of John R. Heer - May 5, 1938, Page 110, 111.

    3. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 9.

    4. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      John R. Heer/ 1883-1938/ his wife/ Magdalena Westfall/ 1882-1960/ At rest/ Heer

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Catharine Ringler Born: Canada Age: 23 Father: Albert Ringler Mother: Catherine Ringler Born: abt 1854 Spouse: Jacob Heer Age: 23 born: Germany Father: Michael Heer Mother: Barbara Heer married 4 Feb 1877 married: Waterloo