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

Barbara L. Gerber

Female 1861 - 1952  (91 years)


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  • Name Barbara L. Gerber 
    Born 28 Apr 1861  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Name Barbara L. Bechler 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Amish 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-220106 
    Died 21 Dec 1952  Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I220106  Generations
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

    Father Peter K. Gerber,   b. 1835, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Magdalena K. Lichti,   b. 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1860  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F36003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John O. Bechler,   b. 24 Apr 1855, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1929, Stanley Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1879  Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F53529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Apr 1861 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Amish - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Mar 1879 - Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Dec 1952 - Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Bechler, Barbara, daughter of Peter and Magdalena (Lichti) Garber, was born in Ontario, Canada, April 28, 1861; passed away at the home of her daughter, Imlay City, Mich., Dec. 21, 1952; aged 91 y. 7 m. 23 d. She had been bedfast since Oct. 11. She was married to John Bechler on March 12, 1879. Surviving are 5 children (Mrs. Jacob Gascho, Imlay City, Mich.; Mrs. Ben Birky, Kouts, Ind.; Joe, Zurich, Ont.; Mrs. Lee Barky, Wanatah, Ind.; and Edward, La Crosse, Ind.), 27 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Magdalena Bushort, Kitchener, Ont.). Her husband and 3 children preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was faithful to the end. Prayer services were held at the Gascho residence and funeral services were held at the Zurich Mennonite Church, Dec. 24, in charge of Albert Martin, Ephraim Gingerich, and Paul A. Wittrig, with interment in the cemetery nearby.

      Gospel Herald, May 5, 1953

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 4 Page 46.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Barber Bechler - May 5, 1953.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Peter Gerber b. France res: Wilmot Township Age: 24 born abt 1836 father: Peter mother: Barbara married Magdaline Lichti Age:: 18 born abt 1842 b. Wilmot Township Spouse res: Wilmot Township father: John L. mother: Elizabeth married 18 Sep 1860 county: Waterloo