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

Rev. Newton Weber

Male 1897 - 1981  (83 years)


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  • Name Newton Weber 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 10 Oct 1897  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1923  Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Minister 
    • Early services which began around 1837 were held in private homes. Land at the corner of Erb Street and Hallman Road, where the present-day cemetery is located, was donated by David Eby Sr. on July 14, 1851; a red brick church known as David Eby's Church was built in the same year. The first minister in the new church was Jacob M. Oberholtzer who served from 1852 to 1874. He was followed by Elias Schneider (1874-1889), Jonas Snider (1892-1900), Newton Weber (1921-1923), and Noah Hunsberger (1923-1929).1a

      1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-23766 
    Died 8 Sep 1981  Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I23766  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Joseph S. Weber,   b. 4 Mar 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1949, near, Didsbury, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Shantz,   b. 12 Dec 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1899, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1884  [5
    Family ID F4738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nellie Agnes Burkholder,   b. 1898, of, West Liberty, , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1998, West Liberty, , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1923  [4
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F39113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Oct 1897 - Woolwich 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 MapsOccupation - Minister - 1923 - Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1981 - Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Erb Street (David Eby) Mennonite Church

      Early services which began around 1837 were held in private homes. Land at the corner of Erb Street and Hallman Road, where the present-day cemetery is located, was donated by David Eby Sr. on July 14, 1851; a red brick church known as David Eby's Church was built in the same year. The first minister in the new church was Jacob M. Oberholtzer who served from 1852 to 1874. He was followed by Elias Schneider (1874-1889), Jonas Snider (1892-1900), Newton Weber (1921-1923), and Noah Hunsberger (1923-1929).
      Due to a difference of opinion in the David Eby congregation, Sunday School classes were held at first in a private home, that of Levi Groff, beginning in 1887. The dissension which resulted culminated in a division in the church in 1889; the minister, Elias Schneider, and the deacon, Menno S. Shantz, left the church and joined with the Old Order Mennonites of Woolwich Township. The following year, 1890, saw the commencement of "Edification Meetings", which were held in the homes of members of the David Eby congregation. These meetings later became the Young People's Bible Meetings.
      By the beginning of the twentieth century, it was recognized that the church building was either in need of repair or in need of complete replacement. Consideration was given to building a new church on the same site or on a site on King Street North. A decision was made to accept from Samuel S. Snider the donation of a parcel of land which was also on Erb Street, but nearer town. Excavation of the foundation for the new church began in the Spring of 1902. A dedication service was held on August 17, 1902. A parsonage was built in 1929 on land donated by Herbert Snider, the son of Samuel Snider. The church building was renovated and enlarged in 1949-1950; a dedication service was held on April 9, 1950. Further renovations were made in 1974..


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

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      Weber.- Newton S., son of Joseph S. and Mary Ann (Shantz) Weber, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 10, 1897; died in Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, Ind., Sept. 8, 1981; aged 83 y. On Apr. 14, 1923, he was married to Nellie Burkholder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Naomi- Mrs. Tillman Headings, Ruth-Mrs. J. Warren Yoder, Rhoda-Mrs. Eugene Neer), one son (John Newton), 2 brothers (Joseph H. and Bryon), and 2 sisters (Hannah Snyder and Beulah Schmitt). He was preceded in death by one grandson, one great-granddaughter, 6 brothers, and 4 sisters. On Mar. 25, 1921, he was ordained to the ministry and served pastorates in Ontario, Maryland, Indiana, and Ohio. He was a member of South Union Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Yoder Culp Funeral Home on Sept. 9 and at the South Union Mennonite Church on Sept. 12, in charge of Howard Schmitt; interment in Fairview Cemetery.


      Gospel Herald - Volume 74, Number 40 - October 6, 1981, page 758.

  • Sources 
    1. [S177] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1901, ON WATERLOO (North/Nord) (#121) Subdistrict: Waterloo C-3 Page 15.

    2. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-3 Page 15.

    3. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 3 page 2.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 6, 1981 - Obituary of Newton Weber.

    5. [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..., 602.