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

Willard Witmer

Male 1898 - 1967  (69 years)


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  • Name Willard Witmer 
    Born 10 May 1898  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Elected Office 1954  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve/Mayor 
    Elected Office 1955  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-22871P 
    Died 27 Dec 1967  Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: cancer 
    Buried Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I22871  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father Deacon Isaiah B. Witmer,   b. 16 Mar 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1950  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Jemima Schwartz,   b. 5 Sep 1875, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1894  [4
    Family ID F5706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Avon Snyder,   b. 29 Sep 1899, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Gavin Witmer,   d. 1953
     2. Eileen Alice Witmer
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F5702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Witmer, Willard, son of Isaiah and Jemima (Swartz) Witmer, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., May 10, 1898; died at Stratford General Hospital, from cancer, Dec. 27, 1967; aged 69 y. 7 m. 17 d. On Mar. 31, 1920, he was married to Avon Snyder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Gordon, Eileen-Mrs. Kenneth Reier, and Esther-Mrs. Ralph Holmberg), his mother, 4 brothers (Leslie, Joyce, Homer, and Lincoln), and 4 sisters (Stella-Mrs. John Kehl, Lilly-Mrs. Arthur Snider, Etta-Mrs. Emmanuel Swartzentruber, and Susie-Mrs. Edward Knechtel). He was a member of the Mannheim Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 30, with Gordon Bauman and Osiah Horst officiating.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LXI, Number 7 - February 20, 1968, p. 159, 160

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Latschaw Mennonite CC#4560 Internet Link.
      Witmer/ Avon/ Snyder/ 1899-1988/ Willard/ Witmer/ 1898-1967

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 20, 1968 Obituary of Willard Witmer.

    3. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 17.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 5, 1950 - Obituary of Isaiah Witmer.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 May 1898 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve/Mayor - 1954 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1955 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cancer - 27 Dec 1967 - Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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