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

John B. Detweiler[1, 2, 3]

Male 1833 - 1906  (73 years)


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  • Name John B. Detweiler 
    Born 6 Apr 1833  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00029-2253 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone of John B. Detweiler 
    Died 2 Oct 1906  Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: kidney troubles 
    Buried Yellow Creek Meeting House Cemetery, Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I22653  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Rudolph W. Detweiler,   b. 9 Aug 1807, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1889, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Susannah Bingeman,   b. 19 Oct 1811, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1892, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1832  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F4232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Wenger,   b. 3 Apr 1832, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1916  (Age 84 years) 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F5446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Detweiler," the eldest, resides in Elkhart, Indiana. He is married to Elizabeth Wenger."


      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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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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      Detweiler.-On the 2d of October, 1906, in Elkhart, Ind., of kidney troubles, of which he suffered greatly for two weeks, Bro. John B. Detweiler, aged 73 Y., 5 M., 26 D. He was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 6, 1833. He had been a resident of Elkhart county for half a century and lived in Elkhart for the past six years. Bro. Detweiler is survived by his wife, four sons, three daughters, six sisters and tour brothers. Bro. Detweiler was a man of peace and so conducted himself that no one should be offended by him. He was truly one of the quiet people of the land, and his quiet, peaceable and friendly disposition won for him the esteem and friendship of the entire community, which was made manifest by the very large concourse of relatives and friends that had gathered at his funeral to show the last tribute of love to his memory. It is estimated that at least 1,000 people were present. Services were conducted at the home in Elkhart by John F. Funk and H. A. Anglemoyer, and at Yellow Creek M. H., where the burial took place, by Christian Weaver and David Burkholder, from the text, "For me to live is Christ; for me to die is gain" (Phil. 1: 21). The following friends from a distance were present: Noah Detweiler (a brother of the deceased) and daughter, and four sisters from Waterloo Co., Ont.; Mrs. Isaac Good (a sister) and her three sons and two daughters from Branch Co., Mich.; also two brothers of Sister Detweiler, Isaac Wenger and wife and Simeon Wenger of Caledonia, Kent Co., Mich. The Lord bless the bereaved family and give them grace to say with submissive hearts, "Thy will be done."


      Herald of Truth Vol. XLIII, No. 41 Week 2: October 11, 1906, page 389

  • 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..., 267.

    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..., 514.

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

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 11, 1906 - John B. Detweiler.

    6. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, May 1, 1892 - Obituary of Suannah Bingeman.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1833 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: kidney troubles - 2 Oct 1906 - Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Yellow Creek Meeting House Cemetery, Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Indiana Link to Google Earth
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