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

Elizabeth Reist[1, 2]

Female 1803 - 1876  (73 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Reist 
    Born 12 Feb 1803  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Name Elizabeth Bretz 
    Name Elizabeth Scheirich 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00090-5205 
    Died 22 Jul 1876  [3, 4, 5
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I2522  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father John Reist,   b. 18 Jul 1763, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1843, Near Kossuth, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Susannah Huber,   b. 21 May 1771, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1850  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1790  [9
    Family ID F238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Scheirich,   b. CA 1804,   d. Bef 1871  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Children 
     1. Eliza Scheirich,   b. 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F274113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Bretz,   b. Abt 1800, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Maria Bretz,   b. 5 Feb 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1899, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Susannah Bretz,   b. 7 Apr 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1879, Snyder Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 David Scheirich,   b. 24 Dec 1790, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1862  (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Scheirich,   b. 23 Mar 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1891, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Samuel Scheirich,   b. 9 Apr 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1895  (Age 68 years)
     3. David R. Scheirich,   b. 10 May 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1844  (Age 7 years)
     4. Joseph R. Scheirich,   b. 18 Jul 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890, , Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     5. Abraham R. Scheirich,   b. 20 Aug 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1913, Barton Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Elizabeth Shiry,   b. 13 Mar 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1926  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Reist, "the seventh member of the family, was born February 12th, 1803. She was first married to John Bretz and after his decease to David Scheirich who was born December 24th, 1790, and died December 15th, 1862. She died July 22nd, 1876. To her and her first husband were born two children named Maria and Susannah, and with Mr. Scheirich she had four children"


      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. [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..., 298.

    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..., 248.

    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..., 170.

    4. [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..., 227.

    5. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In / memory of / Elizabeth / wife of / David Shiry / died July 22, 1876 / aged 73 yrs. 5 mo's. / & 10 days / Weary of toil, and wandering round / this vale of sin and gloom / I long to quit the unhallowed ground / and dwell with Christ at home

    6. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div 1 pg 15.

    7. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 7 Page 51.

    8. [S2767] aaaWaterloo Township 1871 South, Sect. 1 Page 9.

    9. [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..., 163.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Feb 1803 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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