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

Rev. Abraham C. Weber[1, 2, 3]

Male 1817 - 1874  (57 years)


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  • Name Abraham C. Weber 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 14 Mar 1817  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Name Abram Weber 
    Name Abram Weber 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 748 Old Zeller Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Woolner Farmstead buildings, located at 748 Zeller Drive, are situated in the north end of the City of Kitchener on 6.47 acres off scenic Zeller drive. The original Mennonite Georgian farmhouse and outbuildings were constructed in 1830. The farmhouse addition was built circa 1858, and the barn and concrete silo were built circa 1870.
    Residence 748 Old Zeller Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Woolner Farmstead buildings, located at 748 Zeller Drive, are situated in the north end of the City of Kitchener on 6.47 acres off scenic Zeller drive. The original Mennonite Georgian farmhouse and outbuildings were constructed in 1830. The farmhouse addition was built circa 1858, and the barn and concrete silo were built circa 1870.
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00127-7889 
    Eby ID Number 00127-7889 
    Died 6 Jul 1874  Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I18421  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2020 

    Father Abraham Weber,   b. 2 Oct 1787, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Cressman,   b. 16 Oct 1788, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1808  [1
    Family ID F4740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Judith Martin,   b. 2 Jan 1821, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1884, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1838  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 9
    Children 
     1. Peter M. Weber,   b. 1 Nov 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1925, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Isaac M. Weber,   b. 9 Oct 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1917  (Age 75 years)
     3. Daniel M. Weber,   b. 11 Sep 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1920, German Mills (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Abraham M. Weber,   b. 8 Oct 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1895, Near Chicopee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     5. Elizabeth Weber,   b. 15 May 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1941  (Age 93 years)
     6. Martin Weber,   b. 22 Sep 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913  (Age 64 years)
     7. Levi M. Weber,   b. 14 Mar 1850, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1923, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Anna Weber,   b. 20 Aug 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Moses M. Weber,   b. 29 Aug 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1890, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     10. Judith Weber,   b. 4 Jul 1855, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1942, Pinehill, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     11. Menno Weber,   b. 18 Jan 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     12. David M. Weber,   b. 25 Oct 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1909  (Age 50 years)
     13. Maria Weber,   b. 2 Jan 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1937  (Age 75 years)
     14. Tilman Weber,   b. 2 Nov 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1940  (Age 77 years)
     15. Lydia M. Weber,   b. 11 Jan 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1933, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     16. Leah Weber,   b. 23 Jan 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1882  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F2991  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Judith Maryin,   b. 1920, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Oct 1835  [7
    Children 
     1. Martin Weber,   b. 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Levi Weber,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anna Weber,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Moses Weber,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Judith Weber,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. David Weber,   b. 1858, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Weber,   b. 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Dillman Weber,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Lydia Weber,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Leah Weber,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F273910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham C. Weber," the youngest son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Cressman) Weber, was born in Berlin, Waterloo County, Ontario, March 14th, 1817. On October 23rd, 1838, he was married to Judith, youngest daughter of Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin. She was born January 2nd, 1821, and died March 12th, 1884. After their marriage he moved on his father's farm, being composed of part of lot No. 15, German Company's Tract. Here they resided until the Grand Trunk Railway was built in 1855, when they sold their large farm and purchased that of Benjamin Shantz and Stafford's farms at Freeport. Here they resided until his death which took place July 6th, 1874. She resided until his death which took place July 6th, 1874. She resided with her son, Moses, on the west side of the Grand River, near Chicopee, where she died. He was ordained as minister of the Gospel for the Mennonite denomination, December 22nd, 1850. He preached regularly and attended frequently at funerals. His time was largely occupied in visiting the sick and giving words of consolation to such who were seeking their spiritual welfare, and his life was a busy one. So much of his time was devoted to his pastoral duties that he was almost unable to attend to his private affairs. Although sacrificing much of his time in the service of the church of his choice, he would not receive any compensation for the time devoted in behalf of the church, but looked for his reward beyond the present life where the faithful labors in His vineyard shall be spiritually rewarded for all ages of eternity. They had a numerous family, being composed of sixteen 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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      First Mennonite Church

      The first church built in Waterloo County was erected in Berlin in 1813, and was known as Benjamin Eby's Meeting House.

      Benjamin Eby had come to Canada in 1807 and in 1809 was ordained preacher. Three years later, in 1812, he was ordained bishop. His "parish included sections of Waterloo, Wilmot and Woolwich" (Uttley 1937: 27). In 1818 a frame addition, which was to be used as a winter school, was built on to the church. The log meeting house was replaced in 1834 by a larger frame church, and the old building was taken to Breslau to become the first meeting house in that community. (The Breslau church was known as Cressman Meeting House, a name which was changed in 1968 to Breslau Mennonite Church.) A Sunday School was opened in the church in 1841.

      Benjamin Eby died in 1853. He was followed by Abraham C. Weber who served the congregation until his death in 1874. In that same year, a division in the church brought about the departure of a group who organized a congregation of Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites, to become United Mennonites in 1875 and then Mennonite Brethren in Christ in 1883. Their church is the present-day Bethany Missionary Church on Lancaster Street East. Christian Eby was the next minister of the Berlin Mennonite Church, until 1879. The church was known over the years as Benjamin Eby's Church, Christian Eby's Church (from 1854-1904), and the Berlin Church (from 1904 until 1917.) The name of the church became First Mennonite Church in 1917.

      A new brick church was built in 1902. A Bible Study School was begun in 1907, and in 1928 a separate brick Bible Study School building was erected. Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church was formed by some members in 1924 as a result of a division in the church.

      Of interest: when the new church was built in 1902, the 1834 frame church was bought by D.B. Betzner who moved it to Cedar Street where it became a woodenware business and then a furniture factory. It was destroyed by fire in 1937.

      2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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      In the 1851 Census of Waterloo Township the birthdates of the children don't agree with Eby's book.
    • Abraham C. Weber," the youngest son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Cressman) Weber, was born in Berlin, Waterloo County, Ontario, March 14th, 1817. On October 23rd, 1838, he was married to Judith, youngest daughter of Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin. She was born January 2nd, 1821, and died March 12th, 1884. After their marriage he moved on his father's farm, being composed of part of lot No. 15, German Company's Tract. Here they resided until the Grand Trunk Railway was built in 1855, when they sold their large farm and purchased that of Benjamin Shantz and Stafford's farms at Freeport. Here they resided until his death which took place July 6th, 1874. She resided until his death which took place July 6th, 1874. She resided with her son, Moses, on the west side of the Grand River, near Chicopee, where she died. He was ordained as minister of the Gospel for the Mennonite denomination, December 22nd, 1850. He preached regularly and attended frequently at funerals. His time was largely occupied in visiting the sick and giving words of consolation to such who were seeking their spiritual welfare, and his life was a busy one. So much of his time was devoted to his pastoral duties that he was almost unable to attend to his private affairs. Although sacrificing much of his time in the service of the church of his choice, he would not receive any compensation for the time devoted in behalf of the church, but looked for his reward beyond the present life where the faithful labors in His vineyard shall be spiritually rewarded for all ages of eternity. They had a numerous family, being composed of sixteen 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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      First Mennonite Church

      The first church built in Waterloo County was erected in Berlin in 1813, and was known as Benjamin Eby's Meeting House.

      Benjamin Eby had come to Canada in 1807 and in 1809 was ordained preacher. Three years later, in 1812, he was ordained bishop. His "parish included sections of Waterloo, Wilmot and Woolwich" (Uttley 1937: 27). In 1818 a frame addition, which was to be used as a winter school, was built on to the church. The log meeting house was replaced in 1834 by a larger frame church, and the old building was taken to Breslau to become the first meeting house in that community. (The Breslau church was known as Cressman Meeting House, a name which was changed in 1968 to Breslau Mennonite Church.) A Sunday School was opened in the church in 1841.

      Benjamin Eby died in 1853. He was followed by Abraham C. Weber who served the congregation until his death in 1874. In that same year, a division in the church brought about the departure of a group who organized a congregation of Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites, to become United Mennonites in 1875 and then Mennonite Brethren in Christ in 1883. Their church is the present-day Bethany Missionary Church on Lancaster Street East. Christian Eby was the next minister of the Berlin Mennonite Church, until 1879. The church was known over the years as Benjamin Eby's Church, Christian Eby's Church (from 1854-1904), and the Berlin Church (from 1904 until 1917.) The name of the church became First Mennonite Church in 1917.

      A new brick church was built in 1902. A Bible Study School was begun in 1907, and in 1928 a separate brick Bible Study School building was erected. Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church was formed by some members in 1924 as a result of a division in the church.

      Of interest: when the new church was built in 1902, the 1834 frame church was bought by D.B. Betzner who moved it to Cedar Street where it became a woodenware business and then a furniture factory. It was destroyed by fire in 1937.

      2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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      In the 1851 Census of Waterloo Township the birthdates of the children don't agree with Eby's book.

  • 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..., 485.

    2. [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..., 50.

    3. [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..., 264.

    4. [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..., 605.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 20.
      Abraham C. WEBER Farmer Birthplace: Canada Age 35 Mennonite b. 14-Mar
      Judith WEBER Birthplace: Canada Age 32 Mennonite b. 2-Jan
      Peter WEBER Birthplace: Canada Age 12 Mennonite b. 8-Oct
      Isaac WEBER Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Mennonite b. 8-Oct
      Daniel WEBER Birthplace: Canada Age 9 Mennonite b. 8-Sep
      Abraham WEBER Birthplace: Canada Age 7 Mennonite b. 8-Sep
      Elisabeth WEBER Birthplace: Canada Age 5 Mennonite b. 12-May
      Martin WEBER Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Mennonite b. 21-Oct
      Levi WEBER Birthplace: Canada Age 3 Mennonite b. ?September
      Anna WEBER Birthplace: Canada Age 1 Mennonite b. 21-Aug
      Theobold HEINZ Labourer Birthplace: Germany Age 18 Lutheran b. May
      Catharina SCHMITT Birthplace: Germany Age 19 Mennonite b. September

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 9 Jul 1874.
      Died 6 Jul 1874 By Freeport, Abraham C. Weber, Mennonite minister, died at 57 years of age. (Funeral details follow.)

    7. [S2746] aaaaWaterloo Township 1871, Sect. 1 Page 38.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 20.

    9. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 25 Oct 1838:45.
      23 Oct 1838 Benjamin Eby, teacher, m. Abraham Weber, jr, son of Abraham Weber, sr, in the vicinity of Berlin to Judith Martin, daughter of the late Peter Martin, sr, of Woolwich Tp.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1817 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Oct 1838 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 748 Old Zeller Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 748 Old Zeller Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jul 1874 - Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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