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

Helena Gingerich

Female 1914 - 2015  (101 years)


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  • Name Helena Gingerich 
    Born 19 Feb 1914  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Helena Zehr 
    Residence 1997  Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-226179 
    Died 27 Aug 2015  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I226179  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 

    Father Moses Gingerich,   b. 31 May 1882, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1967  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Gerber,   b. 15 Dec 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1955  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1909  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F191393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Austin Sylvester Zehr,   b. 4 Jul 1916, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 2008, Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1939 
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F23920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ZEHR, Helena Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 27, 2015 at her home, Nithview Community, New Hamburg. Helena was born 101 years ago in Baden, Ontario and was the daughter of the late Moses and Magdalena (Gerber) Gingerich. Helena was the beloved wife of Austin Zehr (2008). Loving mother to Karen and Merv Schlegel of R.R. 1 Tavistock. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Kristy (Schlegel) and Dan Brenneman, Lindsay and Brett Zehr all of Tavistock. Great-Nan to Callie, Avery, Isaac and Adelynn. She will be missed by her sisters and brother-in-law Laurene Zehr, Emily Hughes, Lester Bechtel and many nieces and nephews. Helena is predeceased by her sisters Elmina (Noah) Brenneman and Ruth (William) Mayer, her brothers William (Viola) Gingerich and Joseph (Ruth) Gingerich. She is also predeceased by her brothers-in-law Elmer Zehr, Edward Zehr, Eldon Wagler, Amos Zehr, John Worden, Oliver Yantzi, Orval Lichty and sisters-in-law Elizabeth Zehr, Ada Yantzi, Dorothy Bechtel and Violet Zehr. Helena was a member of the Steinmann Mennonite Church in Baden. She was a member of the WMSC and enjoyed working on the farm, quilting and gardening. Friends and relatives are invited for time of visitation and memory sharing at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg, Ontario, on Monday, August 31, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A committal service will take place on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the 16th Line East Zorra Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. with a funeral service following at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden at 11:30 a.m. with Pastors Myrna Miller Dyck and Steve Drudge officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, the Wycliffe Bible Translators (Greg and Tracy McLean) or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

      The Waterloo Region Record Aug 29 2015

  • Sources 
    1. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), Obituary of William G. Gingerich - 16 May 1997.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Moses Gingerich - October 17, 1967, pages 950, 951.

    3. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 21749 (1910), Gingerich-Gerber.
      Moses Gingerich, 22, Laborer, of Wilmot Twp, Son of Joseph Gingerich & Lena Lebold Married Mattie Gerber, 24, of Wilmot Twp, daughter of Christian Gerber & Annie Reshley, Witn: Joe Erb of Wellesley Twp & Dan Brenneman of South Easthope, 27 February 1910 At The Wellesley Meeting House

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Feb 1914 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1997 - Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Aug 2015 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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