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

Rev. Jacob Bechtel Detweiler[1, 2, 3]

Male 1844 - 1938  (94 years)


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  • Name Jacob Bechtel Detweiler 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 6 Oct 1844  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1866  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Minister 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Minister 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1938  71 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00029-2305 
    Died 22 Oct 1938  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I22892  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Rev. Enoch R. Detweiler,   b. 7 Mar 1818, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1874, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Abigail Bechtel,   b. 8 Oct 1821, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1913, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Family ID F3486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet B. Shantz,   b. 31 Aug 1844, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1908, Didsbury, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7, 13, 14
    Children 
     1. Louisa Detweiler,   b. Aug 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1943  (Age ~ 74 years)
     2. Mary Detweiler,   b. 1879, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Oct 1844 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1866 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1938 - 71 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 1938 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Rev. Jacob B. Detweiler," was born October 6th, 1844. When first married he followed farming and resided first on one of his father's farms near Roseville, then he moved on the farm now owned by Louis Schweitzer, near Bridgeport, Ontario. From here he moved to Berlin where he was engaged in the button works. Some years ago he entered the ministry of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ for which body he has been an active worker ever since and has through his labors proved to be the means of bringing souls unto Christ. In May, 1894, he moved to Didsbury, Alberta, N. W. T., Canada, where he is engaged in mission work. May the Lord crown his labors among those North West people with a glorious success in bringing souls unto Christ. On March 18th, 1866, he was married to Harriet, daughter of Jacob Y. and Barbara (Biehn) Shantz. She was born August 31st, 1844. They have no 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.].

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      Roseville Mennonite Church (Detweiler Meeting House)

      Services began in homes in the area with the arrival of the first settlers around 1822. A first meeting house was built about 1830 approximately a half-mile west of Roseville, on the south side of the road. One acre of land on the northeast corner of Lot 37, Concession 11, North Dumfries Township, was transferred from Samuel C. Snyder. The deed for the property was dated 1830, but it was not registered until August 1842. A stone meeting house was built in 1855 just slightly east of the old log meeting house; the church was dedicated on November 25, 1855 by the congregation's first minister, Jacob F. Detweiler. Henry Shantz, Enoch Detweiler and Solomon Gehman were the ministers who followed Jacob F. Detweiler.

      Sunday School began in 1924 and in 1933 Young People's Bible Meetings were organized. The latter meetings were held in conjunction with those of the Blenheim Mennonite Church. A Sunday School classroom was added to the Detweiler church in 1956.

      Moses Bowman, a layman from First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, was ordained minister to Detweiler Mennonite Church in 1938 where he continued to serve until the time of his death in 1964. The small congregation was served by visiting ministers until it disbanded in January 1966. Some of the remaining families are reported to have joined with Blenheim Mennonite Church at that time.

      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

  • 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..., 211.

    2. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    3. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 407.

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.

    5. [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..., 524.

    6. [S62] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries, Roseville - Roseville Mennonite [formerly Detweiler Mennonite] CC#4493 Internet Link.
      In memory of/ Rev. Jacob B./ Detwiler/ born 1844, died 1938/ Gone Home

    7. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Bridegroom Name: Jacob Detwiler Age: 22 Res: North Dumfries Place of Birth: North Dumfries Names of Parents: Enoch & Maria Detwiler Bride: Name: Harriet Shantz Age: 21 Res: Berlin Place of Birth: Berlin Names of Parents: Jacob Y. & Barbara Shantz Witness(S): Name: Andrew Weber Res: Waterloo Tp. Name: Veronica Weber Res: Waterloo Tp. Date of Marriage: March 18, 1866

    8. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 71.

    9. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 46.

    10. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 37.

    11. [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..., 522.

    12. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister Of The German Evangelical Church, , At Green Bush, Waterloo Township, 31 Aug. 1841 To 31 Aug. 1842
      Enoch Dettwiler, Yeom. , Of Dumfries, To Abigail Bechtel, Of Wilmot. Wit. George Bechtel, Of Wilmot And John Dettwiler, Of Dumfries, Both Farmers

    13. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jacob Detweiler aged 22 res North Dumfries born North Dumfries son of Enoch and Maria married 18 Mar 1866 to Harriet Schantz aged 21 res Berlin born Berlin daughter of Jacob and Barb.

    14. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Mar 1866.
      18 Mar 1866 By Rev. Tuerk, Jakob Dettweiler of North Dumfries was married to Henriette Schantz of Berlin.