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

Rev. John Wesley Witmer[1, 2]

Male 1879 - 1960  (80 years)


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  • Name John Wesley Witmer 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 27 May 1879  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Name J. Wesley Witmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Dunkard 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farm Laborer 
    Occupation 1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1929  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00003-605.9 
    Died 14 Feb 1960  [3
    Buried Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I21989  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Isaac Witmer,   b. 3 Apr 1842, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1929, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Leah Bear,   b. 2 Sep 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1908  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F1163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Adah "Ada" Bechtel,   b. 12 Sep 1890, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1944, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F3236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Almeda Hallman,   b. 25 Dec 1878, Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1920, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Children 
     1. Vernon H. Witmer,   b. 25 Jul 1902, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1989, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Luella Mae Witmer,   b. May 1904, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1980, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     3. Grace Viola Witmer,   b. Sep 1906, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Edward Hubert Witmer,   b. 24 Nov 1908, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2001  (Age 92 years)
     5. William Erwin Witmer,   b. 1911, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1979, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. John Eldon Witmer,   b. 17 Oct 1914, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 2014, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     7. Melvin Witmer,   b. Abt 1916, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Morgan Ray Witmer,   b. 24 Dec 1917, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1919  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F5695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Selina Knechtel,   b. 1 Oct 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1933, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1922  [2
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F5696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Minnie Frances Langille,   b. 1 Jul 1893, Stellarton, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1959, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F15232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Witmer, J. Wesley, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Witmer, died at Hespeler, Ont., Feb. 14, 1960, after a lengthy illness; aged 80 y. 8 m. 18 d. He was married four times and his wives (Almeda Hallman, Selina Knechtel, Ada Bechtel, and Minnie Brooks) predeceased him. A son also preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 sons (William and Eldon, Kitchener; Vernon, Petersburg; Edward, Hespeler; and Melvin, Waterloo), 2 daughters (Luella--Mrs. Vernon Schott, Kitchener; and Grace--Mrs. Lloyd Sider, Wainfleet), one brother, 3 sisters 37 grandchildren, and 50 great-grandchildren. For 18 years he was superintendent of the Sunday school. In 1916 he was ordained deacon for the Latschar Church at Manheim and in 1922 was ordained as minister for the church, where he served as pastor until 1939. Later he moved to Hespeler and served as pastor of the Wanner congregation for 11 years. In his later years the conference appointed him as pastor of the Fairview Home for the aged at Preston. He served the Ontario Conference for many years on the Bible School Board and on the Rural Mission board, now known as the Mission Board of Ontario. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Mennonite Church. Waterloo, in charge of Osiah Horst and J. B. Martin; burial at Latschar near Manheim.

      Gospel Herald - March 15, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.11 - page 246, 247

  • 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..., 187.

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Selina Knechtel - Witmer.

    3. [S49] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Latschaw Mennonite CC#4560 Internet Link.
      J. Wesley Witmer/ born May 27, 1879/ died Feb. 14, 1960/ in his 81st year/ Almeda Hallman/ beloved wife of/ J. Wesley Witmer/ born Dec. 25, 1878/ died Dec. 5, 1920/ in her 42nd year/ Witmer North: Selina/ Knechtel/ wife of/ J.W. Witmer/ born/ Oct. 1, 1887/ died/ Nov. 10, 1933

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-2 Page 12.

    5. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 39.

    6. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 12 Page 4.

    7. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 12.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Isaac Witmer February 28, 1929.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac Wittmer, 25, res. Guelph tp, b. Guelph tp, son of Abraham & Katharina, married 9 Nov 1867 Lea Baer, 28, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of John & Nancy

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 May 1879 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Dunkard - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farm Laborer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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