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

Frederick Wilhelm "Bill" William" Witzel

Male 1857 - 1935  (77 years)


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  • Name Frederick Wilhelm "Bill" William" Witzel 
    Born 29 Mar 1857  Wilmot Centre, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name William Witzel 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-216886 
    Died 5 Mar 1935  Stephen Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Crediton Cemetery, Credition, Stephen Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I216886  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    Father Johannes "John" Witzel,   b. 6 Jan 1820, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1917  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother Dorothea Rebecca "Anna" Schlarbaum,   b. 21 Jun 1824, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1898, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F22700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Anna "Mary" Finkbeiner,   b. 2 May 1860, Stephen Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1927, Stephen Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F50656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Stephen Township has lost a well known resident, in the person of Frederich William Witzel, who died March 5th 1935, after an illness of several months. He was born in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, and at the age of 18 years, came to Stephen Township, and some years later on May 11, 1880, was married to Maria Anna Finkbeiner, who predeceased him on May 3rd, 1927. To this union was born 8 children, 7 of whom survive, one son William having died in infancy, together with 38 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving him are 2 sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Berg of New Hamburg, and Louisa Wilhelm of Milverton and one son and 6 daughters, Ezra Witzel of Cupar, Saskatchewan, Mrs Ezra Lamport, Mrs Alex Neeb, Mrs Garnet Heywood, Mrs Henry Pfaff, Mrs Alfred Tilley, and Miss Irene Witzel. A memorial service was held Thursday afternoon, in the Evangelical Church at which, Reverend A.F. Pletch officiated, assisted by Reverend J.W. Johnson. The choir sang an appropriate hymn. Mrs Gordon Morlock and Mrs Emery Fahner, sang "Good Night Here and Good Morning There", accompnaied by Miss Addie Gaiser. Interment in the Crediton Cemetery. The Pall Bearers were Melvin Lamport, Gordon Lamport, Edward Lamport, William Lamport, Harvey Neeb and Clifford Heywood. A large number of relatives were present. Sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved.

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 2 Page 24.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Mar 1935 - Stephen Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Crediton Cemetery, Credition, Stephen Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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