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

Elias E. Weidman[1]

Male 1851 - 1942  (91 years)


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  • Name Elias E. Weidman 
    Born 14 Sep 1851  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Name Elias E. Wideman 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1878  Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00031-2604.2 
    Died 8 Oct 1942  Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Michigan Avenue Mennonite Cemetery, Pigeon, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I21590  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Henry L. Wideman,   b. 12 Oct 1820, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1897  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Barbara Eby,   b. 15 Jun 1828, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1918  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1847  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Family ID F3669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Polly Martin,   b. 28 Nov 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1922, McKinley Township, Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1878  Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
     1. Isaac Wideman,   b. 1880, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Lora Weidman,   b. Abt 1886,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ida Weidman,   b. Abt 1888,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F6137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Weidman. - Elias Weidman was born in St. Jacobs, Ont., Sept. 14, 1851; died Oct. 8, 1942, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ephraim Schaaf of Imlay City, Mich.; aged 87 y. 24 d. He was united in marriage to Polly Martin who preceded him in death 20 years ago. They moved on a farm north of Pigeon, Mich., 50 years ago. The last number of years he made his home with several of his daughters. There were 9 children born to this union (Isaac and Albert of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Lora Schaaf of Imlay City, Mich.; Moses M., Mrs. Saloma Smith and Mrs. Ida Schaaf of Pigeon, Mich.). Two sisters and 2 brothers (Moses, Henry, and Mrs. Magdalena Reist of Pigeon, and Mrs. Lydia Detweiler of Caro, Mich.) also survive. Besides these, he leaves 32 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. Two sons and 1 daughter preceded him. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since his youth. Elias was the first Sunday-school superintendent in the Mennonite Church in Huron Co.; was a charter member of the work at Pigeon. He was a kind and loving father and was loved by all. Fu-neral services were held Oct. 10, conducted at the home of his daughter Lora, Imlay City, by Bro. Paul Wittrig, and at the church in Pigeon by Bro. S. J. Miller, assisted by Bros. Sherman Maust and Paul Wittrig. Interment in the Mennonite Cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 32 - November 5, 1942 - pages 686-688

  • 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..., 590.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 004203-78.
      W. Elias WIDEMAN, 23, farmer, Waterloo Co.., Hay, s/o Henry & Barbara WIDEMAN, to Polly MARTIN, 23, Waterloo Co.., Hay, d/o Solomon & Leah MARTIN, wit: Isaac MARTIN & Leah MARTIN both of Hay, 24 September 1878, Hay

    3. [S200] Census - ON, Huron, Hay Township - 1881, Division 2 Page Number 43 Household Number 187.

    4. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2 Page 22.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Elias Weidman - November 5, 1942 - pages 686-688.

    6. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Huttner, Jacob Rev. - Minister of the Lutheran Church in Preston #80.

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Barbara Eby Weidman - September 26, 1918 - pages 463 and 464.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Polly Wiedman - August 10, 1922-pages 383-384.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Sep 1851 - St. Jacobs, 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 - 1878 - Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Sep 1878 - Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Oct 1942 - Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Michigan Avenue Mennonite Cemetery, Pigeon, Huron, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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