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

John Cressman[1]

Male 1881 - 1941  (59 years)


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  • Name John Cressman 
    Born 12 Sep 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer Son 
    Occupation 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00028-2086.7 
    Died 28 Apr 1941  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Person ID I22317  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Cyrus Cressman,   b. 13 Jun 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1928, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Maria M. "Mary" Horst,   b. 26 Apr 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1909  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1871  [2
    Family ID F4925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elmeda Becker,   b. 27 Sep 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1948, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1908  [4
    Children 
     1. Sylinda Cressman,   b. Jun 1909, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Clarence Ray Cressman,   b. 5 Oct 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1990, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F6401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Apr 1941 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Cressman," born September 12th, 1881."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      CRESSMAN - John Cressman was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., on Sept. 12, 1881, and died at his late home near Breslau, Ont., on April 28, 1941; aged 59 y. 7 mo. 16 d. On June 10, 1908. He was married to Elmeda Becker who, with 1 son, Ray, and 1 daughter, Mrs. Geo. Clayton, 4 brothers, Noah and Levi of Breslau, Isaiah of Kitchener, Allen of Guernsey, Sask., 2 sisters Mrs. Enoch Bauman of Wallenstien (sic) and Mrs. Lloyd Shantz of Didsbury, Alta., and 1 grandchild, survives him. Two sisters, Magdalena of Kitchener, and Mrs. Jacob Cressman of Breslau, predeceased him a few years ago. Bro. Cressman united with the Mennonite Church, and the Cressman congregation at Breslau during Bro. S. G. Shetler's meetings in Feb. 1908. The funeral was held at the Cressman Mennonite Church; Minister, Oscar Burkholder. Text: Jas. 1: 27.


      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No 8 - May 22, 1941, page 174, 175

  • 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..., 819.

    2. [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..., 482.

    3. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-5 Page 9.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of John Cressman - May 22, 1941.

    5. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Township Div. 5 Page 10.

    6. [S2420] aaa CensusWaterloo City 1891 Sect. 1, Section 1 Page 7.

    7. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Cressman/ John Cressman/ born Sept. 12, 1881/ died Apr. 28, 1941/ Ellmeda Becker/ his beloved wife/ born Sept. 27, 1881/ died Jan.1,1948/ In silence we remember/ [A] Father [B] Mother