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

Joseph K. Detweiler[1, 2, 3]

Male 1860 - 1940  (80 years)


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  • Name Joseph K. Detweiler 
    Born 8 Sep 1860  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00029-2232.3 
    Died 9 Nov 1940  Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I22577  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Abraham W. Detweiler,   b. 1827, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Barbara Koch,   b. 19 Jul 1831, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Mar 1851  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F4659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Leinbach,   b. Abt 1860, Of, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1882  [4
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F14517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Sep 1860 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 1940 - Alberta Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Dettwiler. - Joseph, son of Abraham and Barbara (Koch) Dettwiler, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 8, 1860; died Nov. 9, 1940; aged 80 y. 2 m. 1 d. He was blessed with good health, never having required the services of a physician during his lifetime, until about 10 months ago his health began to fail and about 4 months ago, after a doctor's examination it was discovered that cancer had developed. When a young man he joined the Mennonite Church and was faithful to the end. In 1882 he married Elizabeth Leinbach. This union was blessed with 5 children. One son preceded him to death in 1911. There remain to mourn his passing his widow and 4 children (Amanda Wilson of Kingman, Alta.; Noah of Limon, Colo.; Aaron of New Paris, Ind.; Malinda Dettwiler at home); also 1 brother (Abraham, of St. Jacobs, Ont.), and 1 sister (Elizabeth of Goshen, Ind.), 15 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Three sisters and 2 brothers preceded him in death. At the age of 3 he moved to Michigan with his parents and lived there until 1910, when he moved to Youngstown, Alta., with his family. In 1924 he moved to Kingman, Alta., at which place he lived until his death. He had a deep desire for spiritual things, always attending the place of worship whenever it was possible to do so. Funeral services were conducted in the home and at the Salem Mennonite Church, Nov. 12. Services in charge of Bros. M. D. Stutzman and J. B. Stauffer. Texts, Rev. 14: 15; Psa.36: 9. Burial in near-by cemetery.

      "Rest on, dear father, thy labors are o'er,
      Those loving hands, will toil no more;
      A faithful father, true and kind,
      No friend on earth like you we'll find."

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 35 - November 28, 1940 ----page 751

  • 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..., 854.

    2. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    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..., 511.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, November 28, 1940 - Obituary of Joseph Detweiler.

    5. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 5 Page 47.

    6. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Marriages By Rev'd Benjamin Eby, Minister of The Mennonist Society, Berlin report #194.
      Abraham Dettweiler, to Barbara Koch, both of Woolwich. 4 Mar. 1851. Rev. Eby. Wit. Isaac Dettweiler and Jacob E. Reist.