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

Simon Baer[1, 2]

Male 1878 - 1969  (90 years)


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  • Name Simon Baer 
    Born 22 Dec 1878  Near Zurich, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farm Laborer 
    Occupation 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1952  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Eby ID Number 00003-616.8 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone of Simon Baer 
    Died 15 Jul 1969  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I17959  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Deacon Henry Baer,   b. 21 Oct 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1927  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Leah Bowman,   b. 16 May 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1937  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1868  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13
    Family ID F2074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Luannah Shantz,   b. 15 Mar 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1953, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1902  [14
    Children 
     1. Verna Baer,   b. 16 Oct 1903, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1984  (Age 80 years)
     2. Arthur Lorne Baer,   b. 29 Mar 1905, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988  (Age 82 years)
     3. Mannasseh "Ted" Baer,   b. 6 Oct 1906, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1988  (Age 82 years)
     4. Lillian Mae "Lily" Baer,   b. 6 Feb 1908, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1993, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Wilfred Bear,   b. Nov 1910, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Edith Baer,   b. 2 Apr 1912, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1943, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     7. Florence Beatrice Baer,   b. 23 Oct 1914,   d. Oct 2003  (Age 88 years)
     8. Grace Violet Baer,   b. Abt 1918, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1987  (Age ~ 70 years)
     9. Raymond Erle "Ray" Baer,   b. 11 Apr 1921, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 2003, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F6505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lydia Shantz,   b. 6 Oct 1888, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1977, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F6506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Simon Bear, "born December 22nd, 1879."


      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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      Baer.- Simon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baer, was born near Zurich, Ont., Dec. 22, 1878; died at the South Waterloo Hospital, Galt, Ont., after a brief illness, June 15, 1969; aged 90 y. 5 m. 23 d. He was married to Luanna Shantz, who died in 1953. His second wife, Lydia Shantz, survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Arthur, Raymond, and Manasseh), 4 daughters (Verna-Mrs. Omar Rudy, Grace-Mrs. Mervin Weber, Lillian-Mrs. Ronald Snider, and Florence-Mrs. Vernice Smith), 18 grandchildren, 35 greatgrandchildren, one brother (Norman), and one sister (Eva-Mrs. John Francis). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Edith, in 1943) and 2 infant sons. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 18, with Robert Johnson and Rufus Jutzi officiating.2a


      Gospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 27 - July 15, 1969, pages 619, 620.

  • 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..., 78.

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Angeline Baer - Eby.

    3. [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..., 189.

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-2 Page 12.

    5. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Baer / Simon Baer 1878-1969 / his wife Luanna Shantz 1879-1953 / their dau. Edith 1912-1943 / his wife Lydia Shantz 1888-1977

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Simon Baer - July 15, 1969.

    7. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Township Div. 5 Page 1.

    8. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 12.

    9. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Div. 5 Page 1.

    10. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, March 11, 1952 - Obituary of Elvina Bachert.

    11. [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..., 188.

    12. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Henry Bear, aged 25, res. Waterloo, born Waterloo, son of David and Barb. (Wismer) married 27 Feb 1868 to Leah Baumann, aged 21, res Wilmot, born Wilmot, daughter of Moses and Anna (Cressman)

    13. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 12 Mar 1868.
      21 Feb 1868 By Rev. Wurster, Henry Baer of Waterloo Township was married to Leo Baumann of Wilmot.

    14. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 20, 1953 - Obituary of Luannah Shantz.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Dec 1878 - Near Zurich, , Ontario 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 - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1952 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jul 1969 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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