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

Christian I. Zehr[1]

Male 1866 - 1952  (85 years)


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  • Name Christian I. Zehr 
    Born 30 Apr 1866  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-171428 
    Died 24 Feb 1952 
    Buried East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I171428  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 

    Father Joseph L. Zehr,   b. 10 Oct 1843, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1912  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Lydia Iutzi,   b. 3 Nov 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1939  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1865  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F48616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bender,   b. 1866, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Simon B. Zehr,   b. 17 Oct 1886, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1956  (Age 69 years)
     2. Joseph B. Zehr,   b. 6 Mar 1889,   d. 15 Dec 1965  (Age 76 years)
     3. Emmanuel B. Zehr,   b. 26 Nov 1893, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1968, Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Clayton Zehr,   b. 1904, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F42001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christian I., was born in East Zorra township in which he was a lifelong resident and passed away at the age of 85. He was a member of the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church, Tavistock, Ont. Surviving are 6 sons (Simon, Bade, Ont.; Joseph and Emmanuel, East Zorra, Ont.; Reuben, Isaac, and Christian, Tavistock, Ont.), 2 daughters (Mrs. John Tiemens and Katie Steinman, East Zorra, Ont.), one sister (Mrs. Mary Wagler, East Zorra, Ont.), 45 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. His wife and one son (Clayton) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church in charge of Henry Yantzi. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLV , Number 39 - September 23, 1952 - paged 950, 951

  • Sources 
    1. [S3108] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 046339-26.
      Clayton Zehr, 21, occ. Farmer, b. East Zorra, res. East Zorra, son of Christian Zehr (B. Canada) & Elizabeth Bender married Saloma Brenneman, 18, occ. At Home Housemaid, b. South Easthope, res. East Zorra, daughter of Peter Brenneman (B. Canada) & Mary Oesch, Witn: Sidney & Violet Roth Both of New Hamburg, 30 October 1926 in Kitchener

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Zehr Joseph, 21, res. Wilmot, b. Wilmot, s/o Joseph & Maria, married 19 Feb 1865 Lydia Yatzie, 20, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, d/o George & Catherine

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Apr 1866 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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