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

Benjamin Detweiler[1]

Male 1813 - 1900  (86 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Detweiler 
    Born 23 Nov 1813  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Factory Hand 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00029-2289 
    Died 1900  [3
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I22792  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Rev. Jacob Detweiler,   b. 25 Nov 1778, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Susannah Rosenberger,   b. 15 Jan 1781, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1803  [9
    Family ID F5427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Kennedy,   b. 7 Jun 1820, , Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1837  [2, 7
    Children 
     1. Rev. Noah Detweiler,   b. 23 Mar 1839, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1914, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Menno K. Detweiler,   b. 6 Sep 1840, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1891, Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. Isaac Detweiler,   b. 11 Dec 1841, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Daniel K. Detweiler,   b. 26 Apr 1843, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John K. Detweiler,   b. 15 Feb 1845, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Susan Detweiler,   b. 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Sarah Ann Detweiler,   b. 15 Feb 1847, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1912  (Age 65 years)
     8. Phoebe Detweiler,   b. 23 Jan 1849, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1907  (Age 58 years)
     9. Rebecca Detweiler,   b. 15 Jun 1851, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1914  (Age 62 years)
     10. Samuel K. Detweiler,   b. 25 May 1853, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1912  (Age 58 years)
     11. Benjamin Detweiler,   b. 7 Apr 1855, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1899, Centreville (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 43 years)
     12. Magdalena "Lena" Detweiler,   b. 23 Jan 1857, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     13. Lovina K. Detweiler,   b. 13 Dec 1859, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1941  (Age 81 years)
     14. Priscilla Detwiler,   b. CALC 17 Oct 1873,   d. 17 Jan 1882, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F5482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Detweiler," son of Jacob and Susannah ( Rosenberger) Detweiler, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 23rd, 1813. When nine years of age he came to Canada with his parents who settled in North Dumfries Township, near Roseville, where young Benjamin was raised. On October 10th, 1837, he was married to Elizabeth Kennedy, a native of Inverness, Scotland, where she was born June 7th, 1820. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm near Roseville, where they resided twenty years, thence they moved on a farm near St. Jacobs where they lived eleven years, then they sold out and moved to Port Elgin where they made a stay of four and one-half years. From here they moved back to old Waterloo County and settled at Cetreville where they resided for three and one-half years. In 1878 they moved to Berlin where they still reside. To them was born a large family:"


      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.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    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..., 519.

    3. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Father / and / Mother / Benjamin Detweiler / 1813-1900 / native of Penn. USA / his wife / Elizabeth Kennedy / 1820-1900 / native of Scotland / not gone from memory / not gone from love / but gone to our Father's home above / Detweiler

    4. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 60.

    5. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 6.

    6. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 3 Page 25.

    7. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 26.

    8. [S2723] aaaaaWoolwich Township 1861, Sect. 3 Page 25.

    9. [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..., 516.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Nov 1813 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Factory Hand - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, 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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