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

Henry K. Brenneman[1]

Male 1868 - 1938  (70 years)


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  • Name Henry K. Brenneman 
    Born 11 Mar 1868  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Amish 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-219231 
    Died 26 Apr 1938  Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I219231  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Father Peter S. Brenneman,   b. 5 Oct 1840, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Catherine Kuepfer,   b. 1839, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 Feb 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F33326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Oesch,   b. 20 Feb 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Children 
     1. Susanna Brenneman,   b. 20 Nov 1890,   d. 6 Nov 1965, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Emma Brenneman,   b. 13 Feb 1895, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1979, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Elmer Brenneman,   b. 10 Feb 1893, , Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1935, Milverton, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Rudolph "Rudy" Brenneman,   b. 6 Dec 1902, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1977, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F19680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXI, No. 9 - June 2, 1938, Page 189, 190, 191, 192

      Brenneman - Henry, son of Peter and Catherine (Kuepfer) Brenneman, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 11, 1868; died at his late home in Tavistock, Ont., April 26, 1938; aged 80 y. 1 m. 11 d. His father died when he was four years old, and his mother, as wife of Nicholas Roth, moved to Henry Co., Ia., in 1876, where he went to public school and Sunday school. At the age of 14 years he returned with his widowed mother to St. Agatha, Ont. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was received into church fellowship of the East Zorra A.M. congregation by water baptism upon confession of faith, and was a faithful member of this congregation until his death. On March 5, 1889, he was united in matrimony to Sister Catherine Oesch of Huron Co., Ont. This union was blest with 7 children of whom two preceded him in infancy, and 1 son (Elmer) died in 1935. The mother passed away in 1907. On Sept. 24, 1908, he was joined in matrimony to Sister Magdalene Bender of East Zorra, Ont. This union was blest with 1 daughter, who passed away in infancy. He leaves his loving companion, 1 son (Rudolph of Tavistock, Ont.), and 3 daughters (Susanna, wife of Joseph Zehr; Emma, wife of Emmanuel Zehr; Annie, wife of Chris Ruby, all of East Zorra), 22 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was the last member of the Peter Brenneman family of 9 children, all of whom passed away in youth and infancy. There also survive 2 stepsisters (Catherine, wife of Martin Eicher, Milford, Neb.; Mary, wife of Dan Troyer, Shickley, Neb.); 1 stepbrother (Ben Roth, of New Hamburg, Ont.). Bro. Brenneman was an active Christian worker. As Sunday school superintendent he served the East Zorra A.M. congregation for nearly thirty years, taking an active part in all services, and also in young people's meeting, where he seldom failed to be present. He also took an active part in using his influence in bringing about the opening of a new place of worship for this congregation at the 17th line, where he attended from the beginning in 1935, as long as health permitted. Funeral services April 29 at the home were conducted by Bro. Jacob R. Bender, and the East Zorra A.M. Church by Bros. Menno Kipfer and Dan S. Iutzi, where a large concourse of friends gathered to pay their last tribute to the departed one. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
      Jac. R. Bender

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Brenneman / Rudy Brenneman / 1902-1977 / beloved husband of / Susanne Iutzi / 1905-1988 / in loving memory

    2. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 4 Page 8.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Peter Brenneman b. Wilmot Township res: Wilmot Township Age: 21 born abt 1840 father: Daniel mother: Catherine married Catherine Kipfer Age:: 21 born abt 1840 b. Wilmot Township Spouse res: Wilmot Township father: Jacob mother: Mary married 19 Feb 1861 county: Waterloo

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1868 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Amish - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Apr 1938 - Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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