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

Moses Heckendorn, Deacon[1, 2]

Male 1863 - 1944  (80 years)


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  • Name Moses Heckendorn 
    Suffix Deacon 
    Born 4 Apr 1863  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1910  McKinley Township, Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00050-3700.4 
    Died 5 Jan 1944  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Person ID I20400  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father John Heckendorn,   b. 22 Jan 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1916, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Good,   b. 29 Dec 1837, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1920, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1858  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9, 10, 11
    Family ID F2590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amanda Otterbein,   b. 4 Feb 1871, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1958, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1891  [5
    Children 
     1. Luella Heckendorn,   b. 17 Sep 1896, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1985, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Alta Heckendorn,   b. Nov 1898, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ian Heckendorn,   b. Jun 1901, , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Seleda Heckendorn,   b. 2 Oct 1903, McKinley Twp., Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1974, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Pearl Heckendorn,   b. Oct 1905, McKinley Township, Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2000  (Age ~ 94 years)
     6. Clarence Heckendorn,   b. Oct 1909, McKinley Twp., Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Nelson Heckendorn,   b. Apr 1911, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Wilmer Heckendorn,   b. Abt 1913, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F5946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Heckendorn.- Moses Heckendorn was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., April 4, 1863; died after a lingering illness, in Breslau, Ont., Jan. 5, 1944; aged 80 y. 9 m. 1 d. On March 25, 1891, he was married to Amanda Otterbein, who survives him, together with 5 sons (Ian, Burford, Clarence, and Nelson, Kitchener; Wilmer, West Montrose), 4 daughters (Luella, Breslau; Seleda, wife of Jacob Cressman, Breslau; Pearl, wife of Gordon Eby, Breslau; Alta, wife of Orval Clemens, Hespeler) 2 brothers (Noah and Israel, U.S.A.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. George Hallman, New Dundee; Mrs. Ezra Geiger, Preston; and Mrs. John Brubacher, Sunbury, Pa.). One daughter, Arclista, predeceased him. Bro. Heckendorn was converted in 1893 and united with the Mennonite Church. On Nov. 10, 1912, he was ordained to the office of deacon in the Cressman Mennonite Church, where he served for many years. A number of years ago he was severely injured in a storm when a large garage door fell on him. From this injury to his neck and shoulders he never recovered, and seemed to be more affected by it as he grew older. His last testimony was one of faith in God, an assurance of his sins forgiven, and a strong desire that his loved ones might all meet him in heaven. Funeral services were held on Jan. 7, at his late residence in Breslau and at the Cressmam Mennonite Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Minister, Oscar Burkholder. Text, I Tim. 1: 15.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 43 - January 20, 1944, pages 910 and 911

  • 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..., 783.

    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..., 703.

    3. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 39.

    4. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Township Div. 5 Page 15.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Moses Heckendorn - January 20, 1944, pages 910 and 911.

    6. [S2222] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township (North) - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 14.

    7. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Moses Heckendorn/ Apr. 4, 1863 - Jan . 5, 1944/ his beloved wife/ Amanda Otterbein/ Feb. 4, 1871 - May 9, 1958/ Gone,but not forgotten./ Heckendorn [Image of a cross]

    8. [S1511] Census - Michigan - 1910, McKinley Township, Huron Co., Michigan District 7, Enumeration District 5, sheet 14A.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register, return 11 - by F.W. Binedeman (Bindeman), United Lutheran, Berlin.
      John HERKIDOEN?, 24, Waterloo, same, s/o Jacob HERKIDOEN & Mary MULLER, married Mary GOOD, 21, Woolwich, same, d/o Benjamin GOOD & Barbara HUBER, witn: Tomas KEPKE of Woolwich, 27 June 1858

    10. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.

    11. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 13 Jul 1858.
      By the Rev. F. W. Bindemann, at Greenbushs on the 27th of June, John Heckedorn and Mary Good, both of Waterloo Township.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Apr 1863 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - McKinley Township, Huron Co., Michigan 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 MapsDied - 5 Jan 1944 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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