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

Levi Cress[1, 2]

Male 1837 - 1916  (79 years)


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  • Name Levi Cress 
    Born 23 Feb 1837  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1863  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Income 
    Residence 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number 00027-2020 
    Died 22 Mar 1916  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 14
    Cause: Death-Infirmity of Old Age 
    Buried St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16742  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 

    Father Ephraim Cress,   b. 9 Jun 1806, , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1874, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Susan McMahon,   b. 2 Oct 1812, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1869  (Age 57 years) 
    Family ID F4415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Geib,   b. 9 Jul 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 22 Nov 1863  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 13
    Children 
     1. Noah G. Cress,   b. 15 Nov 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Henry Cress,   b. 12 Oct 1866, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1962, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     3. Hannah Cress,   b. 2 Mar 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Cress,   b. 12 Nov 1872, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John G. Cress,   b. 7 Apr 1875, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Clara Cress,   b. 24 Jun 1878, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1969, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Aaron Cress,   b. 19 Feb 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F4418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Levi Cress, " the second son, was born February 23rd, 1837. On November 22nd, 1863, he was married to Mary Ann Geip who was born July 9th, 1845. They reside at St. Jacobs, on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of seven 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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      Cress. - Levi Cress was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Feb. 23, 1837; died March 22, 1916; aged 79 y. 28 d. On Dec. 22, 1863, he was married to Mary Geib, living in matrimony over 52 years. He leaves a widow, 4 sons, 3 daughters, 22 grandchildren, and a host of friends and neighbors to mourn his departure. Funeral March 25, conducted by Ezra Martin and Tobias Martin of the Martin Mennonite Church of which deceased was a member.


      Gospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 3 - April 20, 1916 - pages 54,55

  • 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..., 470.

    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..., 359.

    3. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-3 Page 12.

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 31 Household Number 136.

    6. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 4.

    7. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 31.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 20, 1916 - Obituary of Levi Cress.

    9. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 15.

    10. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 22.

    11. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 3 Page 24.

    12. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Dist. 8 Page 83.

    13. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Levi Cress aged 27, res Woolwich born Woolwich son of Ephraim and Susan married 22 Dec 1863 to Mary Ann Geib aged 18 res Woolwich born Woolwich daughter of Phillip and Mary.

    14. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Woolwich Twp. 1921 Sub Dist. 14 Page 16.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Feb 1837 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1863 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1863 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Death-Infirmity of Old Age - 22 Mar 1916 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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