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

Rev. Heinrich H. "Henry" Weber[1, 2]

Male 1793 - 1862  (69 years)


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  • Name Heinrich H. "Henry" Weber 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 14 Feb 1793  Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1824  Bloomingdale Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    • Services began in 1824, and in 1826 a first meeting house, known as Schneider's or Snyder's, was built northwest of Bloomingdale, and east of the Grand River, on land (part Lot 7) donated by Jacob Schneider. Henry Weber was the first minister to this congregation, from 1824 until 1854. 1a

      1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 066, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name Henry Weaver  [4
    Name Henry Weber 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00127-7910 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone Image 
    Died 9 May 1862  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I18538  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Henry Weber,   b. 1757, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Veronica Hershey,   b. Abt 1757, Of, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Salome Bauman,   b. 8 Apr 1791, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1868, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1817  [3
    Children 
     1. Rev. Samuel Weber,   b. 26 Nov 1821, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1885  (Age 63 years)
     2. Anna Weber,   b. 19 Nov 1824, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1886  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry Weber," the fourth son of Henry Weber, was born near Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Feb 14th, 1793. In 1816 he, in company with Joseph Clemmer and family, Dilman Ziegler and family, Samuel Eby and family, and John Brubacher and his mother, came to Canada and settled in Waterloo County. He had his home with his brother, Abraham, until the following spring when he was married, March 11th, 1817, to Salome, daughter of Preacher Joseph and Mary (Bear) Baumann. After their marriage they located on lot No. 65, German Company's Tract, where they resided until their deaths. He was ordained a minister of the Gospel and served the church of his choice, the Mennonite, faithfully until his death which took place May 9th, 1862. His wife was born April 8th, 1771, and died September 6th, 1868. They had a family of two 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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      Bloomingdale (Schneider or Snyder) Mennonite Church

      Services began in 1824, and in 1826 a first meeting house, known as Schneider's or Snyder's, was built northwest of Bloomingdale, and east of the Grand River, on land (part Lot 7) donated by Jacob Schneider. Henry Weber was the first minister to this congregation, from 1824 until 1854. He was followed by Moses Erb who was ordained minister to the congregation on April 14, 1854. The church building was primarily used as a school in the beginning; the first teacher was John Bauman from Pennsylvania. Church services were held in homes. Dorothy Sauder, in her 1972 history of the church, states that "Prior to 1860, Schneider's was the only [Mennonite] place of worship on the Grand River and, until the 1889 Martin schism, it was one with the Martin congregation with ministers serving both groups" (Sauder 1972: 8). Services were held on a two-week schedule, at one meeting house and then at the other.
      Snyder's was affected by division in the church in the early 1870s. The majority of the congregation joined the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites, a group organized by Solomon Eby on May 15, 1874, and from 1875-1879 the meeting house was used almost exclusively by them. It was here that the conference was held on March 23, 1875 in which the New Mennonites and the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together as the United Mennonites. However, because the original deed to the church property had been lost or perhaps never duly executed, a new deed was drawn up on January 15, 1879, giving ownership of building and property to the group of more conservative Mennonites in the congregation.
      The present church was built in 1878 on approximately the same site as the first meeting house. Renovations to the church building were carried out in 1951. One main entrance, to replace the two separate entrances, was part of the changes made. Further improvements were made in 1985. The name of the church is now Bloomingdale Mennonite Church.

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

    2. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.
      name given as Heinrich Weber on tombstone.

    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..., 610.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div3 pg 135.

    5. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 9 Page 71.

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 59.

    7. [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..., 68.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1793 - Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - 1824 - Bloomingdale Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 066, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1862 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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