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

Benjamin S. Brubacher[1]

Male 1879 - 1962  (82 years)


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  • Name Benjamin S. Brubacher 
    Born 9 Aug 1879  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Name Ben Brubacher  [2
    Residence 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farm Labourer 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer, Farm 
    Residence 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00018-1443.16 
    Died 20 Feb 1962  Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I211  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father John M. Brubacher,   b. 10 Apr 1828, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1909  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Barbara Steiner,   b. 23 Jun 1837, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1893  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Magdalena Diefenbacher,   b. 10 Dec 1881, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1957  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Emma Brubacher,   b. 7 Nov 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 2001  (Age 93 years)
     2. Ada Brubacher,   b. 7 Jun 1909, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1989  (Age 80 years)
     3. Melissa D. Brubacher,   b. 25 Feb 1911, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 2014, Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years)
     4. Viola Brubacher,   b. 12 Dec 1912, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 2005  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F167868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ?,   b. Abt 1879,   d. Bef 1921  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Children 
     1. Emma Brubacher,   b. 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ida Brubacher,   b. 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Melissa Brubacher,   b. 1910, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Viola Brubacher,   b. 1911, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F241599  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BENJAMIN S. BRUBACHER

      Mr. Benjamin B. (Ben) Brubacher age 82 died on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the home of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra H. Frey, Hawkesville after a short illness. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Brubacher and was born in Wellesley, township, Aug. 9, 1879. He farmed near Elmira until he retired in 1956. His wife the former Anna Diefenbecker, predeceased him Nov. 7, 1957. He was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Noah (Emma) Martin RR 1, Wallenstein, Mrs. Ezra H. (Ada) Frey HawkesvIlle, Mrs. John M. (Melissa) Martin of Hawkesville, Mrs. Samuel G. (Viola) Martin, RR 1, Fordwich. 30 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, one brother Henry S. Brubacher of Floradale, one sister Mrs. Christian B. Frey, ER 1, Wallenstein. Remains at the D. F.P, until Saturday at 11 a.m. when removal will be made to the Elmira Mennonite Church for service at 2 p.m. Burial will take place in the St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery. Rev. Howard Bauman will officiate. The casket will be open In the Church until service time.

      Elmira Signet 21 Feb 1962 pg 4

  • 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..., 357.

    2. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley e-3 Page 3.

    3. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-3 Page 3.

    4. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 2 Page Number 28 Household Number 130.

    5. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 2 Page 28.

    6. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 15 page 14.

    7. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist. 15 Page 14.

    8. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Benjamin Brubacher - Feb 21 1962 pg 4.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register, Page 34, return 307: by Joseph Hagey, A minister of the Mennonist Society.
      John BRUBACHER, 38, Woolwich, same, s/o John W. & Catherine, married Barbara STINER, 29, Wilmot, same, d/o Ulrich & Elizabeth, witn: John W. BRUBACHER of Woolwich & Mary HAGEY of Waterloo, 8 Jan 1867

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Aug 1879 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farm Labourer - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, Farm - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Feb 1962 - Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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