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

Moses E. Wideman[1]

Male 1858 - 1947  (89 years)


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  • Name Moses E. Wideman 
    Born 21 Jul 1858  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00031-2604.3 
    Died 24 Oct 1947  Pigeon, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Michigan Avenue Mennonite Cemetery, Pigeon, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I21592  Generations
    Last Modified 7 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, 5, 6
    Family ID F3669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ropp,   b. 6 Apr 1867, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1950  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1892  [7
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F6018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Wideman.-Moses E. Wideman was born at Waterloo, Ont., July 21, 1858; passed away at the home of his daughter (Mrs. William Bechler), Pigeon, Mich., Oct. 24, 1947; aged 89 y. 3 m. 3 d. He was in fairly good health until about two years before his death. He moved to Michigan in about 1890 and on Feb. 16, 1892, was united in marriage to Mary Ropp. They made their home on a farm in Winsor Twp. (which was all wild land at that time) until 1926, when they moved to the village of Pigeon. He was a charter member of the Mennonite Church of that locality. Surviving are his widow, 3 sons (Afred, Elkton, Mich.; Wesley, Pigeon, Mich.; and Roy, Flint, Mich.), 3 daughters (Mrs. David Swartzendruber, Mrs. John Shelter, and Mrs. William Bechler, all of Pigeon, Mich.), 27 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Magdalene Reist, of Pigeon; and Mrs. Israel Dettweiler, Caro, Mich.), and one brother (Henry, of Pigeon). One son (Edwin) predeceased him in 1906. Funeral services were in charge of Donald King.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 34 - November 18, 1947, pages 734 735

  • 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. [S200] Census - ON, Huron, Hay Township - 1881, Division 2 Page Number 43 Household Number 188.

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

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Moses E. Wideman - November 18, 1947, pages 734 735.

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

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

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Mary Wideman - February 6, 1951-page 142, 143.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jul 1858 - , 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 MapsDied - 24 Oct 1947 - Pigeon, Huron, 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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