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

Norman C. Buschert[1]

Male 1872 - 1935  (63 years)


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  • Name Norman C. Buschert 
    Born 2 Nov 1872  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer Son 
    Residence 1933  Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00028-2071.2 
    Died 16 Nov 1935  near Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: stroke 
    Buried West Zion Mennonite Cemetery, near, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I22248  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Wendel Buschert,   b. 13 Sep 1847, Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1917, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Lydia Cressman,   b. 14 Mar 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1927, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1871  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Family ID F5357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Weber,   b. 20 Dec 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1961, Brooks, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1901  [6
    Children 
     1. Myrtle Buschert,   b. 20 May 1908, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1987, , Orange Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F28164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Nov 1872 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer Son - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1933 - Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: stroke - 16 Nov 1935 - near Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Zion Mennonite Cemetery, near, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BUSCHERT. Norman Buschert was born Oct. 2, 1872, near Kitchener, Ont.; died at his home Nov. 16, 1935, near Carstairs, Alta.; aged 63 y. 1 m. 14 d. He left his native home and came to Alberta in 1899; taking up a homestead where he resided till death. On Dec. 2, 1903, he was united in marriage to Mary Weber formerly of Kitchener. To this union were born 6 children. He leaves his sorrowing widow, 4 sons (Earl, Lorne, Roy, and Gordon), 2 daughters (Myrtle and Mabel), 3 grandchildren, 6 brothers (Ira, Joseph, Ammon, and Chester of Ontario; Ivan of Cereal; Ephraim of Dogpound, Alta.) And 1 sister (Mrs Alexander Sherriffs of Carstairs). He united with the West Zion Mennonite Church on Sept. 15, 1901, the time when the church was first organized. He was ordained deacon in 1925, serving in this office till the Lord called him home.About a year ago he suffered with a stroke, but had regained his health. Then about 2 weeks before his death he suffered with an inward stroke and the day before his death his one side was paralyzed. Death quickly followed. From the time he took sick he was unable to talk or show very little signs of recognition; but we have the consolation that he lived a Christian life. May he rest in peace. Funeral services were held Nov. 19 at the West Zion Mennonite Church near Carstairs. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Text, II Cor 5: 1; "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."

      Gospel HeralD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 36 - December 5, 1935, pages 766, 767.

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      Norman C. Buschert: deacon in the West Zion Mennonite Church near Carstairs, Alberta, was born 2 October 1872 near Kitchener, Ontario, and died 16 November 1935 near Carstairs, Alberta. He married Mary Weber, formerly of Berlin (Kitchener), on 2 December 1903. They were the parents of 6 children.

      Norman Buschert purchased a homestead in the Carstairs district in 1900 and was one of the founding members when the West Zion Mennonite Church was organized in 1901. Mary Weber was one of two young ladies who arrived in Carstairs from Ontario in 1902. She and Norman were the first couple to be married in the West Zion Mennonite church. They remained in the community and continued to serve the church all through their married life.

      In 1925 Norman Buschert was ordained by lot to the office of deacon, a position he filled diligently and sacrificially until the time of his fatal illness in 1935. He suffered a stroke in 1934 but regained his health briefly but died shortly after a second stroke in November of 1935.

      Regehr, Ted D. "Buschert, Norman C. (1872-1935)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2003. Web. 25 February 2011. https://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/B8592.html.

  • 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..., 479.

    2. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Division 3 Page Number 39 Household Number 203.

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-6 Page 2.

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-6 Page 2.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 3 Page 39.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 5, 1935 - Obituary of Norman Buschert.

    7. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 21.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 7, 1933 - Obituary of Hannah Buschert.

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Wendell Bushert Born: Waterloo Township Age: 24 Born: abt 1847 Father: Wendell Bushert Mother: Hannah Bushert Spouse: Lydia Cressman Age: 22 Born: abt 1849 born: Waterloo Township Father: Joseph Cressman Mother: Veronica Cressman married 26 Nov 1871 married: Waterloo, Preston

    10. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 7, 1927 - Obituary of Lydia Cressman.

    11. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 7 Dec 1871.
      Married 26 Nov 1871 By Rev. Wurster, Wendel Buschert was married to Lydia Cressmann, both of Waterloo Township.