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

Abraham Cressman[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1789 - 1871  (82 years)


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  • Name Abraham Cressman 
    Born 13 Dec 1789  , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Biehn's Tract Unnumbered Lots Doon, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Land Bef 1831  Bechtel Tract, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Occupation 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00028-2107 
    Died 29 Dec 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11, 13
    Cause: rhuematic fever 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I22396  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Daniel Cressman,   b. 25 Oct 1762, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1795, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Esther Bechtel,   b. Jul 1766, Of, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1833, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 1787  [8
    Family ID F4127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Schneider,   b. 9 Jun 1794, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1864, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1814  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
     1. Daniel Cressman,   b. 17 Mar 1815, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1886, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Samuel S. Cressman,   b. 30 Mar 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Elizabeth Cressman,   b. 4 Oct 1818, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Joseph Cressman,   b. 15 Nov 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Mary Cressman,   b. 17 Dec 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     6. Jacob Cressman,   b. 21 May 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1877, Near, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     7. Esther Cressman,   b. 12 Oct 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     8. Abraham S. Cressman,   b. 27 Nov 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1911  (Age 84 years)
     9. John S. Cressman,   b. 22 Jun 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1903, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. Isaac S. Cressman,   b. 6 Jul 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1894, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     11. Bishop Amos S. Cressman,   b. 4 Sep 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1909, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     12. Nancy Cressman,   b. 5 Feb 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1914  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F4432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Isaac S. Cressman,   b. 6 Jul 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1894, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F230603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Cressman, "was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Decenber 13th, 1789. In 1806, when in his seventeenth year, he came to Canada. On June 21st, 1814, he was married to Mary, daughter of Christian and Elizabeth (Erb) Schneider. She was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, June 9th, 1794, and died near Strasburg, Waterloo County, Ontario, May 19th, 1864. He died December 29th, 1871. To them was born a family of twelve children".


      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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      On the 29th of December, in Waterloo county, Ontario, Abraham Cressman, aged 82 years and 16 days. His remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives on the 31st to Eby's burying-ground. He was a beloved brother in the Mennonite church.


      Herald of Truth - Volume IX, Number 2 - February 1872, page 29, 30

  • 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..., 139.

    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..., 289.

    3. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 42.

    4. [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..., 277.

    5. [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..., 223.

    6. [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..., 560.

    7. [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..., 564.

    8. [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..., 485.

    9. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, as recorded by Eldon Weber for the Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.

    10. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      (broken); In memory of / Abraham (Cressman) / born in Montgomery / Co. Pennsylvania Dec.13, 1789 / moved to Canada in 1806 / died Dec. 29 1871 / aged / 82 yrs. & 16 days / I am the resurrection and the life / he that believeth in me, though he were / dead yet shall he live

    11. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 4 Jan 1872.
      Abraham Cressman died 29 Dec 1871 near Strassburg, 82 yrs, 16 days, came to Canada in 1806, was married in 1814, had 12 children; 8 sons, 4 daughters, 8 still living, 61 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren still living.

    12. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 23.
      Abraham CRESSMAN Farmer Birthplace: USA Age 61 Mennonite
      Mary CRESSMAN Birthplace: USA Age 57 Mennonite
      Abraham CRESSMAN Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 24 Mennonite
      John CRESSMAN Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 22 Mennonite
      Isaac CRESSMAN Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 21 Mennonite
      Amos CRESSMAN Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 16 Mennonite

    13. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Volume IX, Number 2 - February 1872, page 29, 30.

    14. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 47.

    15. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 20.

    16. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Dec 1789 - , Chester Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jun 1814 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: rhuematic fever - 29 Dec 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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