Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Rev. William Hembling

Rev. William Hembling[1, 2, 3]

Male 1818 - 1904  (85 years)

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  • Name William Hembling 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 9 Oct 1818  St. Andrews, Ilketshall, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Christened 11 Nov 1821  Ilketshall, Saint Andrew Parish, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Rsrch. Note
    • Hembling, a "preaching appointment" (MC) in Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, ON. William Hembling from England homesteaded here about 1831. He was ordained deacon of the Mennonite Church in 1858. The North Woolwich appointment was first known as Hembling. It is presumed that services were conducted in his home before the building of the church in 1872. The meetings were listed at four-week intervals. About 1875 Hembling associated himself with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ movement. After the schism of 1889 the North Woolwich church was used exclusively by the Old Order Mennonites. The Mennonite Church (MC) built its meetinghouse a few miles south at Floradale in 1896. Early ministers were Abraham W. Detweiler (1828-1912) and Joseph Gingerich (1842-1912). Peter Bowman became deacon in 1876.
      From: Mennonite Historical Society of Canada website (2005)
    Occupation 1851  Wilmot Township, Waterloo County Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1851  Wilmot Township, Waterloo County Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1859  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00051-3706 
    Died 27 Jun 1904  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Cause: paralysis and old age 
    Buried Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Person ID I20298  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Noah Hembling,   b. 25 Dec 1791, St. Andrews Parish, Suffolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1832, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Hannah Rose,   b. 30 Oct 1796, Of, St. Andrews Parish, Suffolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1832, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married St. Andrews Parish, Suffolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth S. Martin,   b. 14 Jul 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1880, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1859  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Anna Hembling,   b. 6 Feb 1860, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1925, near, Kingman, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Veronica "Fanny" Hembling,   b. 3 Nov 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Rebecca Hembling,   b. 23 Mar 1862, Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1934, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Christian Hembling,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jeremiah Hembling,   b. 28 Dec 1866,   d. 13 Sep 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     6. David Hembling,   b. 22 Nov 1868, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Josiah Hembling,   b. Jun 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Derstein,   b. 7 Jul 1824, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1858, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Noah D. Hembling,   b. 24 Dec 1841, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1917, Bay City, Bay Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Isaac D. Hembling,   b. 13 Jan 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1927, Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Abraham D. "Abram" Hembling,   b. 24 Feb 1844, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1900  (Age 56 years)
     4. Moses D. Hembling,   b. 1845, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1894, Arthur, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     5. Louisa "Lucy" Hembling,   b. 1846, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1900  (Age 54 years)
     6. William D. Hembling,   b. 20 Jun 1848, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1925, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Henry D. Hembling,   b. 9 Nov 1849, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1928  (Age 78 years)
     8. Mary Ann Hembling,   b. 17 Jul 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1928, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. John D. Hembling,   b. 1 Jan 1853, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1901, Sherman, Isabella, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     10. Hannah Hembling,   b. 26 Sep 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1933, Grantham Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     11. Lydia Hembling,   b. 16 Aug 1856, Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1924, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     12. Samuel D. Hembling,   b. 2 Mar 1858, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1943, Columbia City, Columbia, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F5049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1818 - St. Andrews, Ilketshall, , Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 11 Nov 1821 - Ilketshall, Saint Andrew Parish, , Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1841 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1859 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Apr 1859 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: paralysis and old age - 27 Jun 1904 - Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Rev. William Hembling
    Rev. William Hembling

  • Notes 
    • William Hembling, "the eldest, was born October 9th, 1818. After the decease of his parents he had his home with Isaac C. Shantz who then resided on the farm now in possession of Isadore B. Snyder. Here he had his home until he was married to Mary Derstein. After his marriage he moved to Wilmot Township where he was the possessor of a beautiful farm. From here he moved to Upper Woolwich where he resided for quite a number of years. From here he moved to Elmwood, Ontario, but now he has his home in Berlin with his daughter, Mrs. Gingerich. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Elizabeth Martin who died some years ago. With his first wife he had a family of twelve children...; and with his second wife there were five 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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      Word was received here last Monday that Mr. Wm. Hembling formerly a citizen of Woolwich Township, and one of the earliest settlers of this district had died at Grand Rapids, Mich., at the home of his son-in-law Mr. J. Gingrich, who formerly lived at Floradale. The corpse arrived here Wednesday noon was met by numerous relatives and friends of the deceased who escorted his remains to the Mennonite Cemetery. Rev. A.R.


      Elmira Signet Newspaper 30 Jun 1904

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      "From page 77 of the account book, we learn that John [Gingrich] continued working at various factories in Grand Rapids until his "stroke of paralysis" at age 60 in January of 1908. On June 29, 1904 John Gingrich had gone back to Canada to bury the former deacon William Hembling. William Hembling had moved to Grand Rapids to be with his daughter and son-in-law and died there of paralysis and old age on June 27, 1904 at age 85. His remains were taken by train and he was buried in the Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Woolwich Township. The costs of his funeral were listed on page 152 of the account book.

      Cemetery, E., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, E. (1818). William Hembling (1818-1904) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 13 August 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22727703

  • 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..., 695.

    2. [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..., 785.

    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..., 53.

    4. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      William/ Hembling/ died/ June 27,1904/ aged/ 85 y.8 m.18 d./

    5. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Elizabeth Martin Born: Waterloo Res: Waterloo Age: 30 Born: abt 1829 Father: Christian Mother: Hannah Spouse: William Hembling Age: 40 Born: abt 1819 born: England Res: Woolwich Township Father: Noah Mother: Hannah married 12 Apr 1859 county: Waterloo

    6. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 68.

    7. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2 Page 28.

    8. [S2302] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (Ancestry.com).
      Name:William Hambling
      Gender:Male
      Birth Place:St Andrew Ilketshall
      Baptism Date:11 Nov 1821
      Baptism Place:Suffolk, England
      Father:Noah Hambling
      Mother:Hannah Rose

    9. [S2831] England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980.
      Name:William Hambling
      Gender:Male
      Christening Age:3
      Birth Date:abt 1818
      Birth Place:St Andrew Ilketshall, England
      Christening Date:11 Nov 1821
      Christening Place:St Andrew Ilketshall, Suffolk, England
      Father:Noah Hambling
      Mother:Hannah Rose

    10. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Sect. 5 Page 189.

    11. [S46] Gingrich, John B. - Account book.

    12. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. Benjamin Eby, Mennonist Society.