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

Rev. Menno E. Cressman[1, 2, 3]

Male 1838 - 1919  (81 years)


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  • Name Menno E. Cressman 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 13 Apr 1838  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1852  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Staying with Joseph & Magdalena Eby, innkeepers
    Residence 1859  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Minister 
    Occupation 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Eby ID Number 00028-2109 
    Died 6 May 1919  [6
    Person ID I22404  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Annie Eby,   b. 18 Feb 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1848, Near New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1838  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17
    Family ID F5136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lydia Martin,   b. 1 Sep 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1859  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Ezra M. Cressman,   b. 13 Nov 1860, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1938  (Age 77 years)
     2. Jonathan M. Cressman,   b. 27 Jun 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1892, Trout Brook, , New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. Elizabeth Cressman,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Urias M. Cressman,   b. 31 May 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1940, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Nancy M. Cressman,   b. 17 Jun 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1960, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Mary Ann Cressman,   b. 6 Jun 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Good,   b. 18 Dec 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1917, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1876  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 18
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Snider,   b. 1872, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cressman,   b. 18 Dec 1886, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1970, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1838 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1859 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Nov 1859 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Nov 1876 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Menno E. Cressman, "the eldest son of Daniel Cressman, was born April 13th, 1838. On November 8th, 1859, he was married to Lydia Martin who was born September 1st, 1840. They resided in Wilmot Township, about six miles south of New Hamburg where she died January 3rd, 1876. After her decease he married, November 7th, 1876, to Anna Good who was born December 18th, 1847. On January 3rd, 1869, he was ordained as deacon of the Mennonite body by Bishop Henry Shantz, and on October 2nd, 1870, he was called to the ministry. He was ordained at Blenheim by the same bishop. He is a good man and is a favorite among all who know him. As a minister he carries the best report. The writer heard him preach twice and both times he delivered both an impressive and spiritual sermon."


      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. - Menno Cressman was born near New Hamburg, Ont., April 13, 1838; died May 6, 1919; aged 81 y. 23 d. Funeral at Biehn's church conducted by Jonas Snider in German and Manassah Hallman in English. Burial in Church cemetery. Nov. 8, 1859, he was united in marriage to Lydia Martin. To this union four children were born, of whom three survive. Jan. 3, 1869, he was ordained deacon of Biehn's congregation. Later, Oct. 2, 1870, he was ordained minister. He faithfully filled this place as long as health permitted. Jan. 3, 1876, his companion passed away. Afterward he was united in marriage with Anna Snyder. To this union one daughter was born. He leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters, 1 step-daughter, 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers. His pain during a brief illness was not severe and he longed to depart.

      "Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
      Peaceful in the grave so low;
      Thou no more wilt join our number,
      Thou no more our songs shalt know.
      Yet again we hope to meet thee,
      When the day of life is fled,
      Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
      Where no farewell tear is shed."

      Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 16 - July 17, 1919 - page 295

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    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..., 541.

    3. [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..., 708.

    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..., 486.

    5. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-1 Page 14.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, July 17, 1919 - obituary of Menno Cressman.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Meno Cressman aged 21 res Wilmot born Wilmot son of David and Anna married 8 Nov 1859 to Lila Martin aged 19 res Woolwich born Woolwich daughter of John and Anna

    8. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 4.
      Menno CRESMAN Canada Mennonist 14

    9. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 14.

    10. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 8 Page 4.

    11. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 1 Page 34.

    12. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 3 Page 26.

    13. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 64.

    14. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 4.

    15. [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..., 542.

    16. [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.

    17. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 23 Mar 1837:15.
      21 Mar 1837 Benjamin Eby m. Daniel Kressmann to Anna Eby, daughter of David Eby, both from Waterloo Tp.
      Ezra Eby's book gives marriage as 27 Mar 1837.

    18. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11166-76.
      11166-76, (Waterloo Co..), Menno CRESSMAN, 38, farmer, Wilmot, of Wilmot, wid , s/o Daniel & ANNA KRESSMAN, married Anna SNYDER, 38, Woolwich, of Woolwich, wid , d/o Daniel & Elisabeth GOOD [nee MARTIN], witn: Daniel Good & Daniel KRESSMAN of Woolwich, on 7 November 1876, at Woolwich