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

Lydia Cressman

Female 1872 - 1959  (86 years)


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  • Name Lydia Cressman 
    Born 6 Sep 1872  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Name Lydia Fretz 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00028-2193 
    Died 4 Aug 1959  Vineland Station, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I184  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Bishop Amos S. Cressman,   b. 4 Sep 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1909, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Anna Martin,   b. 12 Mar 1836, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1914, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1856  [5, 6
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christian Fretz,   b. 29 Aug 1869, near, Campden, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1944  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1894  [3, 7
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Sep 1872 - New Hamburg, 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 MapsDied - 4 Aug 1959 - Vineland Station, Welland Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Fretz, Lydia, daughter of Amos and Anna (Martin) Cressman, was born Sept. 6, 1872, at New Hamburg, Ont.; died of pneumonia Aug. 4, 1959, at her home in Vineland Station, Ont.; aged 86 y. 10 m. 29 d. She was married in 1894 to Christian Fretz, who died June 30, 1944. Surviving are 2 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Aaron Hallman and Mrs. Lena Ressor), 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death [presumed dead, but was still living]. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Vineland, Ont.; where funeral services were held Aug. 6, in charge of Wayne North, A. L. Fretz, and Elvin Snyder.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 39 - October 6, 1959 --- page 854, 855, 856

  • 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..., 503.

    2. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 34.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Lydia Fretz - October 6, 1959 --- page 854, 855, 856.

    4. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 55.

    5. [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..., 501.

    6. [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..., 42.

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Christian Fretz - July 21, 1944, page 319, 320.